10 Safety Tips For Construction Zones
- Slow Down - Reduce speed in work zones. You will greatly reduce any risk to yourself, fellow motorists, pedestrians and the construction workers.
- Expect the Unexpected - Changes occur regularly in construction zones, along any road. Normal speed limits may be reduced and regular traffic patterns changed.
- Be Alert - Read the signs every time you enter the construction zone. Pay attention in all work zones and do not take anything for granted. Some workzones are mobile.
- Pay Attention To The Signs - Diamond shaped, orange signs with fluorescent flags, flashing arrowboards and other construction signs are generally posted in advance of constructon sites on highways and city streets.
- Please Use Signal Lights - T.C.P.s need You to be attentive. Your safety and our safety depends on how you heed work zone signals and signs.
- Stay Calm - Work Zones are not put into place to inconvenience the public. They are necessary to make improvements to roadways and utilities.
- Be Co-operative - Obey the T.C.P.s commands. Merge when necessary, doing so in orderly manner. With your co-operation the traffic flow can remain efficient.
- Be Cautious - Rear-End collisions are the most common construction zone accidents. Remember to leave plenty of braking space between you and the vehicle ahead. Always keep a safe distance from T.C.P.s, barriers, trucks and any construction workers and equipment.
- Plan Ahead - On routes under construction, expect delays. Plan for them and leave early to reach your destination on time. Remember, we do not inconvenience you on purpose.
- Be Courteous - Be considerate of the people around you. You will be shown the same level of courteousy that you exhibit.
Please consider these tips the next time you approach a construction site.