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1 Created and Presented by Chelsea Jean Leppanen CVTC Safety Coordinator

2 Facts  In the past 5 years in work zone crashes… 4,400 people died (85% was driver) 200,000 people where injured Rear-end crashes are most common work zone crash Majority of fatal work zone crashes occurred on roads with speed limits greater than 50 mph

3 Keep at a safe driving distance!  Stopping distance for motor vehicles at 50 MPH  Dry road~ 300 Ft  Wet Road~ 400 Ft  Icy~1250Ft 80,000 lb tractor trailer requires almost 50% mores stopping distance. It takes only an extra 25 seconds to cover 1 mile at 45 MPH compared to 65MPH

4 Tips for the Driver  These tips can help you avoid a sudden change in plans and perhaps save a life including your own. Stay alert and minimize distractions ○ Dedicate your full attention to the roadway ○ Avoid changing the radio station, using a mobile phone, eating, or other distractions that can remove your concentration from the road Keep your headlights on

5 Tips for the Driver ○ Pay attention to the road Listen to the signs Watch brake lights on vehicles ahead Watch traffic around you and be prepared to react Merge into proper lane ○ Merge well before you reach the lane closure ○ Be aware that traffic patterns can change daily

6 Tips for the Driver Don’t tailgate ○ Follow other vehicles at a safe distance Obey the posted speed limit ○ Workers may be present just feet away ○ Fines may be doubled for moving traffic violations Change lanes safely

7 Tips for the Driver ○ Change lanes only where pavement markings indicate, and only when traffic conditions permit Follow instructions from flaggers Expect the unexpected ○ Workers, work vehicles, or equipment may enter your lane with out warning ○ Other vehicles may slow, stop, or change lanes unexpectedly BE PATIENT

8 Understanding a Road Construction “Work Zone”

9 Prepared?  Call ahead or check the DOT website for construction updates prior to leaving for your destination.  Pack water and medication for the day you never know what can happen on the road.  Check in! always have a plan of where you are going and when you will return or check in next.

10 Tips for Tailgaters / Tailgatees  If you are being tailgated use your blinker and pull over and let traffic pass  Do not break check or slow down more this only provokes others and increases the chance of causing a collision.  Keep your cool, calm down and don’t rush, and expect delays

11 BONUS TIPS  Restock your emergency kits!  Take your time  Turn your phone off and pay attention to what is ahead (there is nothing more important than the road ahead)

12  Lets keep our safety streak going! No major accidents!!  Accidents effect you on and off the clock  Always use the safer route, yes better safe than SORRY  Report unsafe acts or possible safety hazards  If you have any safety concerns contact the safety coordinator immediately either via email or in the accounting office.


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