September 2012 Safety Tip

At any one time, there can be more than 1,000 highway work zones in operation. With so much construction, motorists frequently encounter work zones.

Please keep the following tips in mind when driving through work zones:

Slow down and always follow posted work zone speed limits. Speeding is one of the major causes of work zone crashes. Remember, traffic fines double in work zones.

• Pay attention. Workers and heavy equipment may only be a few feet from passing vehicles.

• Be patient. Delays from highway construction can be frustrating, but it only takes a few extra minutes to slow down for a work zone.

• Plan ahead. Leave a few minutes early when traveling through a work zone in order to reach your destination on time.

Fines for moving violations in work zones can be as high as $400