VIDEO: Thanks to efforts in recent years to educate drivers, we've all become familiar with the problem of work zone deaths and injuries.
Many public safety workers are also killed at the scene of accidents often by drivers who are paying attention to the crash rather than the road.
That's why the North Carolina Department of Transportation's development of a hands-on training facility that engineers expect will save lives at accident scenes has won an award.
"Whenever you get called to a highway wreck it's always dangerous. You never really know who's coming, who's going, who can see you, who can't see you," Garner Firefighter and emergency medical technician Tim Inman said.
We caught up with Inman at the NCDOT's new Traffic Incident Management Training Track where he was taking part in a demonstration of the facility.