The first day of spring may mean longer days and warmer weather, but experienced motor carriers know that this doesn’t necessarily equate to fewer accidents. While most drivers employ extra caution in poor weather conditions—looking further up the road, checking mirrors more often, etc.—sunny weather can make some drivers let their guards down. That’s why it’s important for motor carriers to continue to emphasize safety with their drivers as the weather improves.
Better weather also means that road repair and maintenance crews are back on the asphalt full-force. Road work zones can present a variety of hazards for commercial drivers, so it is important for drivers to keep safety in mind when sharing the road with work crews.
For 10 useful tips on driving safely in work zones, check out International’s safety bulletin at: