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It’s Road Construction Season – 5 Tips for Managing it Effectively

June 1st, 2013  |  Insurance

We are now officially into one of the most hated seasons for drivers – construction season. Every year drivers look forward to better driving weather, we also dread road construction and the delays that are an inherent part of the process.

The truth is that there is not much we can do about road construction. It is a necessary evil. Roads need to be repaired and expanded to accommodate the growing number of cars that are on the road.

But, there are a number of things that we can do to minimize the impact that road construction has on our daily commute to and from work. They include:

  1. Read the traffic report before leaving home
  2. Be aware of construction zones and road construction that could have an impact on your commute
  3. Look for alternative routes to avoid road construction altogether
  4. Give yourself a few extra minutes so you will have ample time for travel, even if you are delayed a few minutes because of construction
  5. If driving in a construction zone, always follow all of the road signs. Slow down and be on high alert for construction workers and anything that may cause a sudden stop in traffic flow.

Keeping these tips in mind will help to reduce the impact that road construction has on your daily drive. While you cannot get rid of construction, being proactive can help to make your commute more manageable.

What do you hate most about road construction? What tips can you offer other drivers for how to manage road construction?

 

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