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Family of Work Zone Accident Victim and Transportation Leaders to Hold Event

April 6, 2009

WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Drive to Survive – Our Future Is Riding On It – is the theme of this year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week April 6-10. The national campaign is conducted every year at the start of the construction season to encourage motorists to slow down and be alert through roadway construction season. Each year, approximately 1000 people are killed in work zone accidents. With the recent enactment of the economic recovery package, a good deal of highway repair and construction work is underway, which means drivers should be extra vigilant.

The national kick-off media event takes place Tuesday, April 7, at 10 a.m. at the Columbia Island Marina, just outside of Washington, D.C.

WHAT: National Kick-Off/Press Conference

DATE: Tuesday, April 7, 2009

TIME: 10 a.m.

WHO: Tony Kane, AASHTO Director, Engineering and Technical Services; Joseph Toole, Associate Administrator for Safety at FHWA; Pierce Homer, Virginia Secretary of Transportation; Gabe Klein, Director of the District of Columbia DOT; and a Maryland family whose loved one died in a work zone accident.

LOCATION: Columbia Island Marina, just outside of Washington, D.C.–(follow directions carefully)

DIRECTIONS: http://www.columbiaisland.com/directions.htm

SOURCE American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials


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