Safety Tips: Driving Through Work Zones
Expect the unexpected. Normal speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may be restricted and people may be working on or near the road.
Slow down! Speeding is one of the major causes of work-zone crashes.
Keep a safe distance. The most common type of accident in a work zone is a rear-end collision. Maintain two car lengths between you and the car in front of you as well as road crews and their equipment.
Pay attention. The warning signs are there to help you move safely through the work zone. Observe the posted signs.
Obey road crew flaggers. The flagger knows what is best for moving traffic safely in the work zone. A flagger has the same authority as a regulatory sign. You can be cited for disobeying a flagger's directions.