National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 26-30, 2021

"Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives" #NWZAW #Orange4Safety


This Year’s Theme

This year, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting the 2021 NWZAW kick-off event on April 27 with the theme, “Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives.”

The themed poster features a vehicle driving along a winding road surrounded by work zone technologies that make work zones safer for workers and motorists.

Drive Safe. A reminder that work zones need everyone’s undivided attention. When approaching a work zone, motorists should always slow down, follow all posted signs, be alert, and remain calm. Risky driving behavior affects more than just the driver – everyone’s lives and families are at stake.

Work Safe. Technology is helping to make work zones safer by collecting data and automating processes, which can remove workers from dangerous situations and provide motorists with important information. It is also a reminder that work zone safety begins with workers who are dedicated to safety.

Save Lives. If we ALL work together, we can achieve zero deaths on our roads and in our work zones!


National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) has been successful in spreading awareness for work zone safety across the country because of participation from organizations and individuals just like you. Hundreds of companies and individuals reach out to ATSSA on social media each year using #NWZAW.

Everyone plays a role in work zone safety. NWZAW highlights the deadly dangers of inattention at highway work areas. Join us April 26-30, 2021 in bringing attention to the risks. Wear orange on Wednesday (April 28) to provide a visible reminder and to show your support for the families who have lost loved ones in work zone crashes. Find other local events submitted to this website.

Learn more on how you can participate and make your voice count on the importance of work zone safety.