To help our Getting Paid to Drive drivers get through the difficult driving situations, we like to offer tips for safe driving. With so many streets being revamped and repaved, drivers need to be vigilant and perceptive as they get used to the new flow of traffic.
From delays during construction to the implications of heavy traffic flows on business and school streets things come up that can make your day of driving quite difficult. If a street you normally take is currently or even recently gone under changes it is important to take the necessary safety precautions so that you get where you need to be on time and safe. Whether you are a pedestrian navigating the sidewalk to get to a store or a commuter driving to work, help prevent collisions by becoming aware of several traffic flow-related alterations.
The first and most important thing you want to do is find out about construction or street changes before you hit the road. This should be relatively simple. You should be able to go online or contact the city and find out what’s happening. You can even use sites like Sig Alert which will you know if work is being done or traffic is unusually heavy. Be patient and concentrate on the surroundings.
Traffic changes to always be aware of are U-turns. By introducing U-turn movements, it actually increases the overall safety of streets and improves flow. Another critical thing drivers need to look out for are pedestrians. Especially now that school is back in session. You can count on heavier foot traffic anywhere you go. Be aware of pedestrian crossings elderly residents or parents with young children, for example don’t often get through the entire crosswalk when the light begins to turn. It’s important that drivers don’t jump the gun when pedestrians are present.
Before you take off on your day of driving, be aware of any road work or street changes that can slow you down or make your driving day difficult. As always be cautious and drive carefully.
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