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10. Sharing the Road

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Work Zone Statistics

There have been 149 Caltrans employees who have been killed in the line of duty. One of the biggest hazards is from motorists who do not exercise caution while driving where highway workers are present.


In the last 5 years, in California, there have been 30,000 collisions, 16,000 injuries and nearly 300 deaths due to inattentive drivers crashing in highway work zones.


In the last 10 years, 98% of all people who have died in work zone crashes have been motorists. More motorists are killed and injured in work zone crashes than highway workers. Motorists are more likely to crash into other motorists than the construction workers.


The most common crash in a highway work zone is the rear-end collision due to tailgating. One in three crashes in work zones is a rear-end collision. The two other major reasons for work zone crashes: Speeding and inattentive driving.


Lesson Summary


  

Lesson 10 Quiz


You will now answer 5 questions to test what you learned during this lesson. You must answer all questions correctly to receive completion credit for this lesson. You may answer the questions as many times as necessary to get them right.

You should review the lesson material if you don't do well on the quiz.

  1. In the United States, a bicyclist is killed:


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  2. Pedestrians comprise about what ratio of traffic fatalities?


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  3. An orange trianglular sign on the back of a vehicle means:


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  4. If you fail to stop for a school bus with flashing red lights:


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  5. The most common collision in a work zone is from:


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