With work zone-related crashes injuring hundreds of people each year in Maryland, state transportation officials are challenging drivers to take extra care when they see orange cones on the road. From 2016 to 2020, Maryland saw more than 7,700 such crashes, which killed 46 people and injured 3,263 others, according to figures compiled by the state. Nearly half of those killed were drivers of vehicles involved in the wrecks.The Maryland Department of Transportation said the leading factors contributing to those crashes were distracted drivers, speeders and tailgaters.
Pay Attention In Work Zones, MDOT Says. You Could Save Someone’s Life.
April 13, 2022