Drive with Care

Your Car Weighs Up to Two Tons.
A Cone Won’t Slow it Down. Your Right Foot Will.

A Cone Zone is all about control…

Three Simple Acts Can Save a Worker’s Life.

Thousands of roadside workers are depending on drivers to keep control of their vehicle in a Cone Zone. Here’s what they want you to do:

  1. Slow down and drive with extreme care near a Cone Zone.
  2. Stay alert and minimize distractions.
  3. Think about every cone as if a human being were standing behind it.

How to Drive Safely in a Cone Zone

Slow Down

  • Plan your route and allow extra travel time.
  • Expect the unexpected and don’t tailgate.
  • Slow down to posted speed limits and pay attention.
  • Allow extra space between your vehicle and the one in front of you.

Keep your eyes (and ears) on the road

  • Never use a cell phone or text while driving.
  • Follow sign and flag directions.
  • Get to know the work zone signs.

Show respect for roadside workers

  • Make eye contact.
  • Keep your cool and be patient.
  • Slow down even if you don’t see anyone working. Hazards such as traffic shifts or lane reductions may appear suddenly.