4 Tips for Driving in Construction
Did you know that National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 26-30, 2021?
The goal is to spread awareness for work zone safety across the country. Warm weather brings a increase in construction and travel on the roadways. And with National Work Zone Awareness Week coming up, we wanted to provide a few tips for driving in construction to help you out during this busy season.
Tip 1: SLOW DOWN
Start to slow down when you begin seeing the road signs. Changes in the roadway and closed medians can cause pinch points that can lead to accidents. This will also give you additional time to read what’s ahead.
Tip 2: BE PATIENT
Getting worked up about delays will only lead to your stress. You cannot make the traffic go any faster.
Tip 3: OBEY POSTED SIGNS
These work zone signs are there for a reason. Move over when possible to give the workers more room. Road crew workers are killed every year by vehicles that do not obey posted signs.
Tip 4: DRIVE DEFENSIVELY
Rear-end accidents are the most common type of crash in a work zone. Make sure to leave plenty of room in front of you to slow down. Keeping a safe distance between you, traffic barriers, construction equipment, and construction works will allow you and others to get home safe.
At the end of the day we are all on the road to get from point A to point B. If we were to all stay calm and obey signs, we would be able to get home safe.
Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives.