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Fleet safety tip: Driving in a construction work zone

Construction zones are unpredictable and are always subject to change. The Center for Transportation Safety has some tips for drivers to become more cautious while driving in a construction work zone.

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  • Stay alert and minimize distractions: avoid changing the radio station, using a mobile phone, eating, or other distractions
  • Keep your headlights on
  • Pay attention to the road: listen to the signs, watch for brake lights on the vehicles ahead, and be prepared to react
  • Merge into the proper lane: merge well in advance before the lane closure and be aware that traffic patterns can change daily
  • Don't tailgate: follow other vehicles at a safe distanc
  • Follow instructions from flaggers
  • Expect the unexpected: workers, work vehicles, or equipment may enter your lane without warning. Other vehicles may slow, stop, or change lanes unexpectedly
  • Be patient
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