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How To Drive Safely In Construction Zones

How To Drive Safely In Construction Zones

Here is how you stay safe while driving through a construction zone!

Do you know how to drive safely through a construction zone? Most drivers assume that they do; however, there are still many accidents every year. Every driver should know how to react when they come across a construction zone on the road. If you are prepared and know how to react, you shouldn’t have any problems. Here are some key points on driving safely through construction zones.

Remain Patient

It’s very easy to become impatient when you have hit a construction roadblock. As frustrating as it may be sitting in traffic, it is important to remain patient. Your anger and frustration can easily get you into an accident.

Obey Traffic Flaggers

Sometimes construction zones rely on traffic flaggers. These are the individuals who direct traffic around any road work. It is important to pay close attention to their instructions. It is also important to note that whatever they instruct you to do supersedes all other traffic signals.

Watch Your Speed

In many cases, the speed limit is reduced in construction zones. Under no circumstance should you be speed in a work zone because that is a recipe for disaster. There is a reason why traffic flaggers often times hold a “slow” sign. Since there are probably a lot of vehicles coming through, a driver needs to able to stop at a moment’s notice.

Expect The Unexpected

It is important that you stay completely alert as you proceed through a construction zone. You want to always expect the unexpected. For example, there could be a construction worker standing in the middle of the road in front of you. Keep your eyes and ears peeled as you pass through any construction zone.

Anticipate Uneven Pavement

Another major reason why you want to drive slowly through work zones is that the pavement could be uneven. It is extremely dangerous to hit bumps in roads when you are traveling at high speeds. It is also important that you remember to stay in your lane. It is dangerous to swerve in and out of lanes through these areas because they usually congested.

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Serving Maryland's Commercial & Residential Builders & Developers Since 1928 Reliable Contracting Company, Inc. maintains a reputation as a leader in the construction industry. Our clientele includes builders, developers, individuals and government agencies. With projects ranging in cost from $10,000 to over $10 million, Reliable can be seen working on Maryland's roads, highways, airports, office parks, shopping centers, hospitals, churches, and residential neighborhoods earning our reputation by providing clients with consistent quality and dedication to their projects. Reliable Contracting Co., Inc. is a Proud Member of the following organizations: Associated Builders and Contractors, Chesapeake Chapter - www.abc-chesapeake.org Maryland Asphalt Association - www.mdasphalt.org Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association - www.mtbma.org National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA) - www.asphaltpavement.org West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce - www.waaccc.org Leadership Anne Arundel - www.leadershipaa.org National Federation of Independent Business - www.nfib.com U.S. Chamber of Commerce - www.uschamber.com Homebuilders Association of MD - www.homebuilders.org
2410 Evergreen Road
Gambrills
MD
21054
USA
Serving Maryland's Commercial & Residential Builders & Developers Since 1928 Introduction Reliable Contracting Company, Inc. maintains a reputation as a leader in the construction industry. Our clientele includes builders, developers, individuals and government agencies. With projects ranging in cost from $10,000 to over $10 million, Reliable can be seen working on Maryland's roads, highways, airports, office parks, shopping centers, hospitals, churches, and residential neighborhoods earning our reputation by providing clients with consistent quality and dedication to their projects.
2410 Evergreen Road, Suite 200
Gambrills
MD
21054
USA