Safe Road Work: In Construction Zones, Drivers Must Put Safety FirstAbstract:
Another construction season is under way, meaning orange barrels, detours, lane closures and delays. It also means some people are going to get injured or killed, as drivers speed through construction zones, where narrow lanes leave little margin for error. Drivers must know that they are handling potential lethal weapons, especially in work zones. The best efforts of construction and industry won’t reduce accidents if motorists don’t do their part by slowing down and staying alert.