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New Jersey Shines Light On National Work Zone Awareness Week

Road Work Sign - File / Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Road Work Sign – File / Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (WCBS 880) - New Jersey Department of Transportation worker Gignesh Patel doesn’t worry about it, but he says he does take notice of traffic sometimes while at construction zones.

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“For some of the motorists, it’s like high speed, it’s like not following the speed limit,” Patel said.

“It is very very¬†frustrating,” New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Raymond Martinez said of people speeding through construction zones. “We focus in on that in our driving manual. It’s part of our testing.”

“So, really, the message is please slow down and be aware,” says DOT deputy commissioner Joe Mrozek.

There in an average of 2,600 work zone accidents per year “resulting in 2,200 injuries and fifteen fatalities, that’s… principally motorist,” says Mrozek.

So, they’re using this National Work Zone Awareness Week to remind folks of driving school lessons – obey signs and slow down.