According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, almost a third of all work-zone crashes are from rear-end collisions. Between sudden speed changes, lane changes, lane closures, and an active crew on-site, it’s easy to see how 41% of all fatal work zone crashes were from rear-end collisions.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, stopping distances for motor vehicles traveling at 50 miles per hour should be 300 feet for dry pavement, 400 feet for wet pavement, and 1,250 feet for icy pavement. Adhering to these standards can help you, and other motorists, from becoming a statistic.