Keeping your Texas driving record involves following the rules of the road. This is especially important when driving in construction zones, where you can get into a lot more trouble if you break any driving laws. When workers are on the road, you have to be that much more aware of your surroundings — not only for your own safety, but for their safety. Here are some tips to help you safely navigate construction zones in Texas:
• When you see the first signs for construction, start slowing down. It doesn’t take long to travel a few hundred feet of highway. Slowing down sooner will help you be prepared for whatever lies ahead in the construction zone.
• Pay attention to the posted speed — and stick to it! This cannot be stressed enough. Not only are speeding tickets more expensive in construction zones, the risk of injuring someone is higher. Adhere to the speed limit and be aware of any workers on the road.
• Stick to regular driving rules, such as leaving plenty of space between you and the car in front of you. If they have to stop suddenly for a construction worker, you must be able to stop, too.
• Follow the directions of the workers. If they instruct you to stop, follow a pilot car, or any other stipulation, pay attention and follow their directions. They know how to get you safely through the zone without injuring yourself or damaging your car.
• Stay calm. Construction zones take more time to get through, so keep your temper in check. The safety of you, other drivers, and the workers is more important than keeping a strict schedule.
Contact us today at Comedy Defensive Driving for more construction zone driving tips and to arrange for your first driving course.