Drive Safely in Work Zones

Tomorrow is your reward for driving safely today. 
  • Driving safely through work zones protects you and your passengers. 
  • In 2023, the number of people killed in work zone crashes in Washington DOUBLED from the year before. These fatalities included workers, drivers, their passengers and nearby pedestrians. Traffic fatalities in Clark County reached a ten year high in 2023. 
  • We need everyone’s help to reverse this trend and get everyone safely to their loved ones.
Your choices behind the wheel have consequences. 
Logo with green text reading "Target" and gray text reading "Zero". The "O" in "Zero" fades from green to teal and has a road crossing the letter.
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  • Reckless driving in work zones can result in costly property damage and medical costs, increased insurance costs and fines. Traffic fines double in work zones. This summer, our law enforcement partners at the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Target Zero will be conducting enforcement patrols in county road work zones. 
  • Already in 2024, several workers in Southwest Washington have been hospitalized from incidents with reckless driving in work zones. 
  • Most traffic fatalities occur in summer months and on county roads, where driver attention is critical to navigating intersections and yielding to other vehicles and road users. 
Slow down. Pay attention. Be patient. 
  • Slow down. Speeding is not only one of the top three causes of work zone crashes in Washington, it’s also one of the top three factors in all fatal crashes.
  • Pay attention. Distracted driving is one of the top three causes of work zones crashes in Washington. Over 92% of drivers in Washington don’t drive distracted. 
  • Be patient. No appointment or meeting is worth risking your life, or someone else’s. Check your route for potential construction delays before you leave. Be patient as you wait in construction delays. And be kind to workers – they’re working to improve the roads, for you!