Caution: Road construction ahead!

April 23rd, 2012 by

If you’ve lived in Indiana for any stretch of time, you know that warm weather is the unofficial start to road construction season. In fact, orange barrels are already popping up around town, and there are sure to be more as the summer looms on.

What can you do to avoid travel-related headaches as you make your daily commute? First, try to remember that road construction usually results in a smoother commute a few months down the road. In the meantime, crank up the radio and listen to a few tunes. Also, consider the following tips:

Plan ahead
If you know one of the main roads on your normal route is under construction, consider going another way.

Slow down
This is important for everyone’s safety, but it’s also an important consideration if you don’t want to pay a sky-high traffic ticket for speeding in a work zone.

Choose a lane and stay there
Jumping back and forth rarely saves much time, so it’s probably best to stay put.

Look out for work crews and construction vehicles
Construction workers are undoubtedly doing their best to keep everyone’s safety in mind, but it’s a good idea for you to be extra careful, too.

Be mindful of other drivers
Allow a little extra room between you and the car in front of you, and let other drivers merge when necessary.

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