There are thousands of work zones across the country every single day. It can’t be overstated how important it is to drive cautiously through these areas. Not only will this keep the workers safe, but you and your passengers as well. Unfortunately, some people do not appreciate the seriousness of driving cautiously through construction areas. As a result, people wind up getting into accidents because of their negligence. We have compiled a brief list of facts that you should always keep in mind when you pass through work zones.
Be Mindful Of The Time Of Day
The majority of roadside contracting work on major highways takes place between early evening and the early morning hours. From around 7 p.m to 6 a.m you should be especially mindful of work zones. People tend to be especially neglectful when they are driving too and from their jobs because they have work-related things on their minds.
Pay Attention To Adjusted Speed Limits
Many people are accustomed to driving a certain speed on the highways and don’t pay attention to the speed limit signage. When there is a work zone, there is typically new signage that displays a much slower speed limit. If you are ever approaching a work zone, be on the lookout for these changes to help keep you and everyone else safe.
Take Advantage Of Alternative Routes
Sometimes, it is in your best interest to avoid road work altogether. If there is an available detour, you may want to take advantage of it. Not only may it be a safer route, but it could also shave a lot off your travel time.
Pay Attention To New Signage
In many cases, work zones include additional signage other than the updated speed limit. These signs provide drivers with important instructions. Be sure to watch out for these signs and follow their directions so you can do not put roadside workers or yourself at risk.
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