“Cones Out?” is a joint effort by industry stakeholders who are dedicated to enhancing road safety for both workers and motorists alike.

This initiative:

  • Prioritizes the safety of those who work on or near roads; and

  • Strives to protect motorists from unsafe road conditions and potential collisions with mobile equipment associated with roadwork.

Construction zones present numerous hazards to both construction workers and the motoring public. Speeding through these areas not only endangers the lives of workers but also increases the likelihood of accidents for drivers. Distracted driving, such as texting or using mobile devices, poses a significant risk in construction zones where sudden changes in road conditions require heightened attention.

Aggressive driving behaviors like tailgating and improper lane changes escalate tension and can lead to accidents in these congested areas. Workplace harassment towards construction workers not only creates an unsafe environment but also impacts their ability to perform their duties effectively.

Temporary road conditions such as narrow lanes, uneven surfaces, and unexpected lane closures demand cautious driving and quick adaptation from motorists. Failing to navigate these conditions safely can result in accidents, injuries, and delays for both workers and drivers.

It is imperative for everyone to recognize and respect the hazards present in construction zones. By adhering to posted speed limits, avoiding distractions,  abiding by posted signage, and practicing patience and respect, we can collectively create a safer environment for everyone on the road.

This serves as a reminder to everyone, when you see “Cones Out”:

  • Slow Down!

  • Heads Up!

  • Move Over!

  • Be Respectful!

Your Role In Roadside Safety!

Through awareness, education, and proactive measures, “Cones Out?” aims to create safer roadways for all, fostering a culture of mutual respect and vigilance among road users.

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