It's a busy year for road and bridge maintenance and construction in St. Louis County. That means motorists will be seeing plenty of work zones. Here are some common sense tips to avoid an accident, and avoid become a statistic. Because the numbers show that most injuries that occur in a work zone are to the motorists and their passengers.
- Slow down.
- Set down your phone.
- Pay attention.
- Leave extra space between you and the vehicle in front of you.
- Watch for vehicles that may brake suddenly.
- Realize that work zones may lack normal safety features such as wide shoulders, guard rails, lane markings and reflective signs.
- Follow the directions of flaggers.
- Be patient.
- Allow extra time.
Our simple goal is for everyone to arrive safely at their destination. We want motorists to get from point A to point B, and workers to make it home at the end of their work day.