Roading contractors want stiffer penalties for drivers who speed through roadworks.
Eleven people have died working in the construction sector this year.
Six of the deaths involved vehicles, including a Whakatāne incident when three road workers were hit by a truck.
Civil Contractors New Zealand represents contractors working on infrastructure projects.
Its chief executive, Peter Silcock, told RNZ reporter Tom Furley too many workers are being put in danger unnecessarily.