Driving through a construction zone is a challenge, as you have to contend with cars, workers and a variety of equipment in close proximity to your lane of travel. Even so, you know that you’ll face this situation every now and again.

Fortunately, there are a few tips you can follow to improve your personal safety as well as that of others around you. Here are some things to consider:

  • Be ready for anything: For example, a construction worker could dart out in front of your vehicle. Or maybe a barrel falls over, thus causing you to quickly change lanes.
  • Slow down: If you don’t do anything else, be sure to slow down when traveling through a construction zone. This gives you more time to adjust on the fly.
  • Be mindful of workers: It’s not just the cars around you that you have to worry about. Active construction zones are full of workers.
  • Be patient: Even if you’re in a hurry, exercise some patience. Getting upset won’t do anything to move the traffic along.
  • Don’t change lanes: Unless it’s absolutely necessary, stay in your lane of travel. Jumping back and forth increases the risk of an accident.

By following these tips, you’ll feel better about driving safely in a construction zone.

If another person makes a mistake, such as a trucker who is flying through the work zone, it could result in a serious collision. In this case, call for help and move your vehicle to safety.

After receiving treatment, you can learn more about the cause of the accident, who was at fault and what you can do to hold the negligent party responsible for their actions.