The Sun quoted Jeff Gill, a road construction foreman: "Raising public awareness is really our only protection," Gill said. "All that's standing between me and two tonnes of oncoming steel is a sign and a lot of nerve."There are more than 2,100 collisions on average each year in construction zones.We come to expect traffic during rush hour and have learned to plan for it. Construction causes extra traffic, but there are alternate routes, especially in a city like Toronto.Between the years 2000 and 2006, 2,800 construction workers were hurt in collisions in construction work zones situated on roadways.Over the past 7 years, 52 construction workers (road workers) were killed.So, what's the rush? Are a few minutes saved, worth the cost of a life or serious injury?