Topic of the Month – Drive with Care in Roadside Work Zones

Drive with Care in Roadside Work Zones

Tens of thousands of individuals in BC work at the side of the road as part of their job, which puts them at risk of being seriously or fatally injured by distracted, aggressive or speeding drivers.

These workers are depending on drivers to keep control of their vehicle in a “Cone Zone”. Here’s what they want you to do:

  1. Slow down and drive with extreme care near a Cone Zone.
  2. Stay alert and minimize distractions.
  3. Think about every cone as if a human being were standing behind it.

How to Drive Safely in a Cone Zone

Slow Down

  • Plan your route and allow extra travel time.
  • Expect the unexpected and don’t tailgate.
  • Slow down to posted speed limits and pay attention.
  • Allow extra space between your vehicle and the one in front of you.

Keep your eyes (and ears) on the road

  • Never use a cell phone or text while driving.
  • Follow sign and flag directions.
  • Get to know the work zone signs.

Show respect for roadside workers

  • Make eye contact.
  • Keep your cool and be patient.
  • Slow down even if you don’t see anyone working. Hazards such as traffic shifts or lane reductions may appear suddenly.

For more information www.ConeZoneBC.com.

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Topic of the Month – Drive with Care in Roadside Work Zones