The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to reverse a dangerous trend in construction zone accidents.
ODOT officials hope to drive home the safety message as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week
Road crews say the key to is to keep a keen eye out for the roadwork signs and follow the lane changes carefully.
So if the threat of a crash doesn't get you to slow down, maybe the shot to the pocketbook from a ticket will.
Local troopers say they will patrol the work sites and make sure everyone gets home safely.
Fatal work zone crashes were up seventy percent in Ohio from 2010 to last year.
There were 132 work zone crashes in ODOT's local eight-county area last year, up from 81 the year before.