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What drivers should do in construction zones

There’s an old saying in Wisconsin about the seasons. Essentially, there is winter and then there is construction season. Even though the summer driving season has come and gone, construction zones will survive the change to fall.

With that, drivers must still be vigilant in these zones like the first days of May when orange cones and road closures started popping up like daisies. This post will highlight a few helpful tips for drivers who encounter construction zones. 

Pay attention to the signs – The orange warning signs are there for a reason. It is dangerous for drivers and construction workers alike if there is no warning that construction site is upcoming. Simply put, these should warn drivers to slow down.

Maintain a safe distance – When construction zones come up, traffic tends slow down or stop suddenly. This could spell disaster for a driver who is tailgating. Because of this, drivers should treat construction zones like rush hour traffic. Slow down and keep a safe distance.  

Limit distractions – Yes, being stuck in traffic is the worst; but it is not any worse than being in an accident. Yes, you may not be going anywhere quickly, but slow traffic is not an excuse to check your email, your stock portfolio or even your Facebook page. If you do, you run the risk of drawing your attention from the road too long and a rear-end collision may occur.

Avoid road rage – We know that being stuck in traffic can get on a person’s nerves, but it is important for drivers not to take out their frustrations on other drivers. 

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