When Driving in a Construction Zone You Should Always Be Paying Attention to the Road

March 5, 2024

When driving in a construction zone you should always be paying attention to the road and eliminating distractions. This should be a priority in any driving situation, but it is especially important in work zones because unexpected changes are often made and they can cause accidents if you’re not prepared.

When you enter a construction zone, slow down and obey the posted speed limit. This will allow you to react quickly if the vehicle in front of you stops suddenly. Additionally, if the roadway is in bad condition due to weather, it may be necessary to drive even slower than normal.

In some cases, flaggers are used to direct traffic through construction areas. They will usually have signs posted that read “flagger ahead” or something similar, and their instructions should be followed, as they supersede any other traffic signals.

You should also expect delays when driving through a construction zone, so be prepared for a longer commute time. This may be frustrating, but it is essential to stay patient and avoid erratic driving behaviors that could lead to an accident.

Large construction vehicles are used for many different functions during road work, including line painting, patching, and mowing. It is best to stay a safe distance away from these vehicles, as they can be difficult to see and hear. It’s also a good idea to increase your following distance in construction zones, so you have enough room to stop safely if the car ahead of you needs to do so.

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