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:
- Slow down and drive with extreme care near a Cone Zone.
- Stay alert and minimize distractions.
- Think about every cone as if a human being were standing behind it.
How to Drive Safely in a Cone Zone
- 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.