A work zone involves workers, vehicles, trucks, and equipment that can necessitate lane closures, detours, and moving equipment, and can last from a few days to several years. While work zone fatalities make up approximately three percent of overall fatalities and two percent of serious injuries, the safe and efficient flow of traffic through work zones is an ongoing priority for Florida’s transportation and traffic safety partners.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) asks you to do your job when it comes to Work Zone Safety.
BE ALERT - Expect anything to occur when entering a work zone.
DON'T TAILGATE - Unexpected stops frequently occur in work zones.
DON'T SPEED IN THE WORK ZONE - Note the posted speed limits in and around the work zone.
DON'T CHANGE LANES IN THE WORK ZONE - Any time saved just isn't worth the risk.
MINIMIZE DISTRACTIONS - Avoid changing radio stations and using cell phones while driving in the work zone.
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED - Keep
an eye out for workers and equipment.