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Workers ask people to drive carefully during Work Zone Safety Week

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It is National Work Zone Safety Week and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is reminding drivers to slow down, leave room between you and the construction workers, read the signs and pay attention.

Every hour four workers are injured and every day one loses their life. But it's not just workers who are at risk, 85 percent of wrecks in work zones leave the driver and/or passengers injured.

Kevin Vincent with Seven Seas Construction said they too want to go home with their families, "Quit texting, pay attention to what's going on in front of you, and quit trying to cut people off because the person you cut off could veer over into the median and take one of us out."

Although Work Zone Safety Week only last until April 19,  crews ask every day drivers remember to drive carefully in a work zone.

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