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Work zone safety tips

Tuesday, June 7, 2005

Plan your trip. Contact MoDOT for lane-closure information by calling 1-888-

ASK MODOT or visiting www.modot.state.mo.us.

Stay alert. Make safety your first priority.

Expect the unexpected. Pay close attention to those all around you and be ready to react to the unusual.

Watch your speed. Obey speed limits and drive more slowly when conditions are less than ideal.

Obey all work-zone signs and watch for workers. They're there to guide you safely through the work zone.

Drive courteously. Merge early, don't tailgate and don't change lanes in a work zone.

Minimize distractions. Turn the radio down and don't use your mobile phone.

Turn on your headlights so others can see you.

Make sure everyone in your vehicle uses a seatbelt or child safety seat. This is not a suggestion. In Missouri, it's the law.

Be patient. Remember today's work zones result in a safer, smoother road tomorrow.

Source: Missouri Department of Transportation