WORK ZONE SAFETY IS EVERYONE'S BUSINESS
Motorists have an important role to play in reducing work zone-related crashes and
Remember that taking your eyes off the road for just a second can have disastrous results. Traveling at 65 mph, you will travel nearly 100 feet in just one second! Please stay alert and follow the posted speed limit.
WATCH YOUR SPEED - Work zones may have reduced speed limits. Obeying the posted speed limit is crucial to your safety and the safety of construction workers.
STAY ALERT - Pay attention and focus. Answering a phone, changing a CD or radio station, or even talking to another passenger can be a deadly distraction, particularly in roadway work zones. Remember, texting while driving is illegal in Maryland.
PLAN AHEAD - Plan alternate routes. Find out about lane closures in advance by visiting the "CHART" website.
THINK ORANGE - Orange is the standard color for construction activity. If you see orange cones, barrels and signs when driving, be prepared for possible construction activity, dust, lane shifts, uneven or unmarked pavement or even stopped vehicles ahead of you.
SLOW DOWN - SPEEDING KILLS!
- Over the last 10 years, there has been an average of 12 people killed and 1,484 people injured in work zone-involved crashes each year.
- Four out of every five people killed or injured in work zone crashes are drivers or passengers
- Major contributing factors to work zone crashes are not paying attention, going too fast for conditions, failure to yield the right-of-way and following too close.
Work Zone Safety Resources