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Tips for Driving in a Construction Work Zone

Every year, there are more than 2,000 injuries that occur during Michigan work zone accidents. Speeding motorists put themselves, their passengers and construction workers at risk.

Here are some suggestions on how you can help ensure safe roadways for yourself, other motorists and construction workers:

  • Slow down. Slower speeds save lives.

  • Turn your headlights on in work zones.

  • Put down the cell phone.

  • Turn your radio down.

  • Donít eat or drink while driving.

  • Keep both hands on the steering wheel.

  • Refrain from driving aggressively.

  • Obey work zone directions, and try to merge early.

  • Watch for work zone activity.

  • Pay extra attention when driving through work zones after dark.