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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Summer Road Construction Safety

While you're out and about, there are some safety guidelines to keep in mind.

First, go slow. There's a reason for those flashing lights, high visibility vests or hand-held stop signs. Workers want to get your attention to get you to slow down. The likelihood of an accident drops significantly when the proper speed is maintained in work zones.
 
Remember to stay alert. Construction zones are notoriously tight. Cars don't have much wiggle room, meaning neither do workers. Often workers or equipment are within inches of passing cars. Always pay careful attention when traveling through work zones, which means above all - no texting. Put your phone down and watch all workers and machines ahead of you to be alerted to potential dangers. Being aware of your surroundings at all times in a work zone ensures everyone remains safe.

Most important is patience. Of course slowing down can be a hassle, but you must be patient if you want to prevent an accident. Frustrated drivers who speed in work zones are typically at fault for work zone accidents. Don't lose your cool out there. It only takes a few minutes to slow down through a construction zone.

The DrivingChange team wants everyone - motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and workers - to remain safe during this summer construction season.

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