Transportation Safety Topics - Construction Zone Safety
There is a saying in trucking that there are only two seasons: Winter and Construction. That would be humorous if it weren’t so true. Fact is that we need construction season to repair the roads we have and build more roads so we can do our jobs more safely and efficiently and we need to give those workers a wide berth so they can do their jobs safely. There is a lot going on in these areas, and most of the time, there is limited space to get through them so SLOW DOWN!
A statistic that we are not proud of is that 1/3 of all work-zone fatal accidents involve large trucks and the percentage of fatal large-truck collisions that occur in urban interstate work zones is twice as high compared with all fatal-truck collisions.