Staying Safe in Roadway Work Zones
As winter quickly approaches, safety on the roads will become a top priority, especially when driving through work zones. Construction zones can be a major hazard that causes drivers to put themselves, workers and other drivers at risk.
Although construction workers may seem more vulnerable to danger, drivers are still at a large risk. Driving carelessly through work zones can lead to serious consequences. In a recent blog post, Safety+Health discusses important tips drivers should follow when passing through work zones, including:
- Pay attention behind the wheel
- Avoid changing the radio station, eating, drinking or using a cell phone while driving
- Be mindful when changing lanes
- Slow down and abide by the speed limit provided for work zones/construction areas
Roadway workers and drivers alike should remain mindful of their surroundings to avoid accidents. It is important to take necessary safety precautions when driving through construction zones that may have congested, blocked or narrowed roads with hazardous conditions.