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Work Zone Crashes: Number of Crashes

This page summarizes the numbers of work zone crashes and causes for Maine and the Nation.


National Data

  • Over 4,200 fatalities in work zones over the past 5 years
  • Over half of those fatalities were caused by Drunk Drivers 

National Work Zone Fatalities

2001-2010 (Ten Year) Crash Trends in Maine

  • 6,565 Crashes (5,300 Construction, 828 Maintenance, 437 Utility)

  • 6 Fatalities (2 Construction, 2 Maintenance, 2 Utility)

  • 2,628 Injuries (2,182 Construction, 294 Maintenance, 152 Utility)

2010 Maine Crash Data

  • 560 Crashes (468 Construction, 54 Maintenance, 38 Utility)

  • 3 Fatalities (3 Construction, 0 Maintenance, 0 Utility)
  • 203 Injuries (185 Construction, 8 Maintenance, 10 Utility)

Top 5 driver offenses in Maine for 2010 (Excludes "No Improper Action", "None" and "Unknown"):

  • Driver Inattention/Distraction (183)
  • Following Too Close (89)

  • Illegal, Unsafe Speed (58)

  • Failure to Yield Right of Way (50)

  • Unsafe Backing (24)

2010 Crashes by Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction
Construction
Maintenance
Utility
Total
Toll Highway
39
8
0
47
State Highway
344
25
19
388
State Aid
50
6
9
65
Town Way
27
15
9
51
Location Unknown
8
0
1
9
Totals
468
54
38
560


This page last updated on 3/30/11