Please Observe Traffic Work Zones
For many workers, such as police officers, sales personnel, utility workers, truck drivers, construction workers, fire fighters and emergency personnel, the “office” is actually a vehicle.
Everyone plays a role in maintaining a safe work zone area during roadway construction. To play your part, follow these tips while driving through a work site:
Pay attention to the orange diamond-shaped warning signs
or electronic message
boards posted in advance of a road construction project.
· Stay alert. Dedicate your full attention to driving.
Minimize distractions. Avoid changing radio stations,
using a cell phone, etc. while
driving in a work zone.
Drive carefully and slowly through the construction
site; always obey the posted
speed limits in the work zone area.
Pay close attention and heed directions on work zone
warning signs. Signs and work
zone flaggers save lives.
· Watch for stopped or slowing traffic. Do not tailgate.
· Expect the unexpected. Anticipate potential dangers.
· Watch how the traffic ahead is flowing.
Keep an eye out for construction workers, their
equipment and vehicles, as well as
the vehicles around you.
· Use extra caution when driving through a site at night.
· Watch for detours and lane diversions.
· Speed up or slow down significantly while going through a work zone.
· Slow down to look at the construction work being done.
· Resume normal speed until after you emerge completely out of the work zone area.
· Tailgate. Most of the accidents within a work zone are rear-end collisions.
· Change lanes within a work zone.
So please, the next time you drive in a work zone area, slow down and be observant for you and your family's protection
as well as the workers.