South Carolina Road Conditions And Closures

Safety is a representation of the level of exposure to potential hazards for users of transportation facilities and highway workers. With specific reference to work zones, safety refers to minimizing potential hazards to road users in the vicinity of a work zone and highway workers at the work zone interface with traffic. The commonly used measures for highway safety are the number of crashes or the consequences of crashes (fatalities and injuries) at a given location or along a section of highway during a period of time. Highway worker safety in work zones refers to the safety of workers at the work zone interface with traffic and the impacts of the work zone design on worker safety. The number of worker fatalities and injuries at a given location or along a section of highway, during a period of time are commonly used measures for highway worker safety. In order to stay safe and keep others safe on the roads as well follow these guidelines;

  • Stay alert
  • Reduce speed
  • Observe posted signs
  • Turn on headlights
  • Scan the road ahead to see how traffic is adjusting
  • Do not follow too closely behind cars
  • Put away all distractions
  • Use your turn signals
  • Watch for brake lights ahead
  • Be patient and avoid road rage

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