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Created and Presented by Chelsea Jean Leppanen CVTC Safety Coordinator
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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)
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.