Work Zone Driving Safety
Work Zone Safe Driving Tips:
- Always buckle up.
- Always slow to posted work zone speed limits.
- Pay full attention. Normal speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may be changed and people and vehicles may be working near the road.
- Minimize distractions, such as cell phone use.
- Keep consistent with traffic flow. Make any necessary work zone merges in advance and do not weave in and out of traffic when not needed.
- Only make lane changes when necessary and use proper turn signals for lane changes.
- Keep a safe distance from cars ahead, traffic barriers, construction equipment and workers.
- Don’t tailgate. The most common highway work zone crash is the rear-end collision.
- Watch for and follow all warning, lane/ramp closure and construction detour signs, and be prepared to change lanes or merge as directed by road signs or flaggers.
- Continue to pay attention to work zone signs, even in areas of long-term road work.
- Remain calm. Remember that work zones are not there to inconvenience you- they are necessary to improve the roadway.
- Don’t resume normal driving speed until you see roadway signs indicating it is safe to do so.
- Remember that all transportation and safety agency vehicles on the road are at work, whether inside a work zone or not. Drive attentively, as these vehicles may need to make quick stops or turns.
- Plan ahead and give yourself time to reach your destination. Simply dial ‘511’ or log onto www.nevadadot.com for a listing of Nevada highway construction.