Construction Zone Driver Safety

As we know, downtown Springfield, Massachusetts is seeing big changes.  There is so much construction happening, especially around our offices.   Here are a few construction zone driver safety tips.construction zone driver safety tips

Why Slow Down?

  • Speed limits are reduced in these areas, due to the fact that conditions can change quickly.
  • Being able to stop can be the difference between life and death.
  • Heeding the speed limits can actually reduce travel time because we will avoid unnecessary incidents.

Look for signs.

  • Orange construction signs give us an idea of what we can expect.
  • Flaggers are often present in these areas to help reduce confusion.

Cones are not barriers.

  • Reducing speed and following cone zones help workers and drivers stay safe.  Cones zones change a lot, so we need to pay attention to what is happening in these areas.

Click here for a more tips from the Department of Transportation.

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