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Kansas Work Zone Accident Statistics in 2000

April 6, 2001 (Release 01-035A)
News Contact: Kim Stich, (785) 296-3585

Kansas Work Zone Accident Statistics in 2000

Total accidents - 1,318 Property damage only - 980
Fatal accidents - 7 Persons killed - 7
Injury accidents - 331 Persons injured - 505

Of the 7 people killed in work zone accidents, all were motorists.

The top contributing circumstances were driver-related in 87 percent of all the accidents with the main cause being inattention. Other causes included failure to yield, following too closely and driving too fast for conditions.

There were no adverse weather conditions in 88 percent of all the accidents at the time when the accidents took place.

The accidents happened during daylight hours in 77 percent of the accidents.

This page last updated 04/05/01