Work Zone Safety
Drivers need to be particularly alert when traveling through highway work zones.
Work zone crashes are dangerous to both highway workers and motorists. Most work zone crashes are rear-end collisions, resulting from speeding or inattentive driving.
Fines for speeding double in work zones when construction workers are present.
What you can do!
Slow Down and always follow work zone speed limits. Speeding is one of the major causes of work zone crashes.
Pay Attention. Workers and heavy equipment may only be a few feet from passing vehicles.
Be Patient. Delays from highway construction can be frustrating, but it only takes a few extra minutes to slow down for a work zone.
Plan Ahead. Leave a few minutes early when traveling through a work zone in order to reach your destination on time.