Road Construction in Utah

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Road Construction in Utah

Road Construction in Utah

Road construction in Utah is nothing new! You can’t escape it if it’s not on the highways, state roads, or residential roads. That’s why we put together a few tips to help you in these situations so you can make sure you and everyone around you are safe.

Do Not Follow To Close

Following too closely is one of the most common causes of rear-end collisions in stopped/dynamic traffic. If you are following too closely and another driver stops suddenly, you will only be able to stop in time if you have enough room between your vehicle and the one in front of you.

Refrain from assuming that everyone is going as fast as you are. Leave yourself plenty of room between other vehicles so that if someone does decide to slow down or stop suddenly, there is still plenty of space for both vehicles to avoid hitting each other. If they hit each other, it’s better than hitting another car head-on because it only affects one person instead of two (or more).

Pay Attention To All Signs

If you’re driving through Utah, keep an eye out for new signage and road conditions. The following signs are common in construction zones:

  • Curb markings and arrows on the road indicate that one lane is closed or open.
  • A sign with a picture of a worker may mean you should slow down because workers are present. Workers often use reflective vests to help drivers see them in daylight or darkness.
  • A diamond-shaped orange construction sign with an arrow pointing to the left means that your direction of travel will be changed momentarily so that you can pass around construction equipment parked along the right shoulder of a two-way road (see photo).

Slow Down And Watch For Workers

Slowing down is the best way to avoid an accident. It allows you to take in more information and gives you more time to react. Slowing down also reduces the chance of rear-end collisions, which are among the most common accidents on Utah roadways.

The construction workers are doing a great job on the roads and highways. We may not always see them, but it is essential to watch for them. If you do not look carefully, you could hit one of them with your car and cause severe injury or even death. The workers are also risking their lives to build this road, so they deserve our respect, care, and attention when driving in this area.

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