LINCOLN – Construction season is in full swing and is being marked as one of the most notable times of year in Nebraska per the State Patrol.
According to a release, troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol are adding emphasis around work zones to keep construction crews and motorists safe during the summer months.
NSP officials state the crews working on road projects during the summer months deserve safety on the job. As they work to improve the roadways, troopers will be on patrol to keep crews and motorists safe, by monitoring for unsafe driving in and around construction zones.
In Troop C, based in Grand Island, troopers will be performing localized efforts thanks in part to a grant for $41,300 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office. Troop C’s effort runs through September 30.
When driving in or near a construction zone, focusing on the road is imperative. The choice to put the phone down could be a life-saving decision for one of the many professionals working on these construction projects.
The Nebraska Department of Transportation has provided some work zone safe-driving tips.
They include stay alert and dedicate your full attention to the roadway; pay close attention as signs and work zone flaggers save lives; turn on your headlights so workers and other motorists can see you; don’t tailgate; don’t speed and note the posted speed limits in and around the work zone; keep up with the traffic flow; don’t change lanes in the work zone; minimize distractions by avoiding changing radio stations or using your phone; expect the unexpected by keeping an eye out for workers and their equipment as well as being patient and remember that work zone crews are working to improve your future ride.