April 8-12, 2019 is National Work Zone Awareness Week. During this week, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet encourages motorists to take a vested interest in work zone safety by slowing down and driving without distractions in active work zones. With warmer weather comes roadway construction, and many motorists will encounter a work zone during their daily commute or summer travels. Work zone fatalities dropped from 12 in 2017 to three in 2018, all three being non-crew workers. The number of work zone crashes rose 3% from 1,007 in 2017 to 1,042 in 2018. In 2018, 53% of work zone crashes listed distracted driving as a factor.