A new survey released today by the Ontario Road Builders’ Association found one in every three drivers admits that they are not always focused on the road while driving.
This can lead to speeding, weaving or failing to notice road signage, putting both drivers and road workers at risk.
Construction zones are workplaces and should be treated that way.
The message from the ORBA is that speeding, road rage, or weaving lane to lane compounds the danger for road workers.
Here are some tips:
- Adhere to posted speed limits and other signage on the road.
- Speed limits change in construction zones for a reason. Make sure you follow posted signage and exercise caution in construction zones.
- Avoid distractions while driving.
- Only use your cell phone when parked, pre-set climate control and plan your route with a GPS before departing. Eliminating distractions will help you stay focused on the road.
- Plan ahead to avoid delays.
- Give yourself extra time for your commute. Know where construction zones and other delays are beforehand so they’re not unexpected and cause a delay.
- Treat construction zones as if they were your own workplace.
- Construction zones are road builders’ workplace. Show respect for the workers by treating it as if it were your own workplace.