Michigan Work Zone Safety

Slow down. Drive safe. Save lives. Together we can protect Michigan’s work zones by practicing driving safely. Our road workers deserve it.

Michigan’s goal of Toward Zero Deaths on our roads includes our work zones. By taking the pledge, you can help us to achieve our goal of zero work zone injuries.

Take the pledge to protect Michigan’s work zones today: https://www.protectmiworkzones.com/

Work Zone Safety By the Numbers

In 2020, the most recent year we have data for, Michigan work zones had the following crash, injury, and fatality statistics:

  • 4,035 work zone crashes.
  • 11 fatal work zone crashes.
  • 14 work zone fatalities.
  • 1,050 work zone injuries.

The highest number of work zone crashes occur when lanes are closed. The second and third-highest number of crashes occur when there is work on the shoulder/median and lane shifts/crossovers.

Work Zone Safety Facts

  • Most work zone crashes are caused by inattentive or distracted drivers.
  • Speeding, like driving too fast for conditions, is a leading cause of fatal work zone crashes.
  • More work zone crashes occurred in daytime compared to nighttime.
  • Fatal crashes occurred more often during the months of May through September.
  • Most often, drivers or their passengers are killed or injured in work zone crashes.

Information from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.