Road Construction Safety
If you’ve ever been on the roads in the summer, you know the woes that come with road work. Here are some tips to help you navigate construction zones this season:
Merge as soon as possible. The traffic jams and accidents that happen in construction zones are often caused by people waiting until the last second to merge out of a closing lane. Help maintain traffic flow and stay safe by moving to the appropriate lane at first notice.
Go the speed limit. Though lower speed limits can be frustrating, they’re put in place for a reason. Slow down when passing through construction to keep the workers and all your passengers safe. And remember, most states double the fine for drivers caught speeding in a work zone!
Stay in your lane. Try to never change lanes when going through construction — the hazard isn’t worth the little amount of time you could save.
Keep your distance. Tailgating is never a good idea — especially in a construction zone.
Concentrate on the road. Construction zones are always a flurry of activity, and it can be easy to get distracted. Keep your eyes on the road and proceed cautiously through the work area.
Be patient. Construction is frustrating for everyone, but remember, the work is necessary to keep our roads in tip-top shape. So turn on some tunes or a podcast and let traffic run its course.
If you’re planning a road trip, consider adding American Family’s Emergency Roadside Service to your auto policy. Should you hit a snag and need assistance, we’ll be there to get your dreams back on the road in no time! Your agent would be glad to help you add it to your policy.