Smart Drivers. Safe Workers.

Here’s one way we can come together while staying apart.

When you venture out, you:

Choose One

A
Take advantage of those empty roads, changing lanes like it’s the Daytona 500? Adrenaline, baby!

B
Keep my cool and go with the flow. I’ve got plenty of time!

Our essential road workers thank you!

With lots of construction happening on our roadways right now, smart driving is more essential than ever. Thanks for being chill!

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Most of us have nothing but time these days, but road crews are still on the job. Ease off the anxiety to keep them — and you — safe from crashes and out of the hospital.

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4 Ways to Own the Work Zone

How to Merge When Traffic is Zipping Along

With even more construction happening on our roads, here’s how to drive smart when you enter a work zone:

Slow and Steady

1. Slow and steady.

Speed limits in a work zone are lower for a reason. Easing off the gas helps you stay in control.

People Watch

2. People watch.

Remember you’re in a car and road workers are not. Keep an eye out for humans.

Slide to the left or right

3. Slide to the left (or right).

When emergency, law enforcement, or utility vehicles are stopped on the road, give them space to stay safe. Move on over or slow down.

Go with the flow

4. Go with the flow.

During tense times like these, the only thing we can control is how we act and react. Keep your cool and enjoy the ride — we may be apart, but we’re all in this together.

Racquel Asa and WFTV take a closer look at work zones and what drivers can do to keep themselves, their fellow drivers and road workers safe.

Other helpful tips

Stopwatch

Think you can count to 3?

Test your skills

Let’s go!
Merge like a master

Merge Like A Master

Hint: Turn signals exist for a reason

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cars colliding in an accident

Can you pass the crash test?

What to do if you get in a wreck on the highway.

Driving smart helps keep you safe every day. But smart drivers also are ready for the worst. Here are the top 5 things to do when one bumper meets another.

  1. Dial 911 or *FHP. Tell the dispatcher if someone is hurt and needs an ambulance.
  2. Turn on your hazard flashers. Help other drivers see you so one wreck doesn't become two.
  3. Get out of the travel lane. Pull off the road. If you crash near a work zone, you may have to drive up the road a bit to a safer location.
  4. Get away from the road. If you have to get out of your car, keep as far away from traffic as possible.
  5. Document the wreck. Snap a picture of the crash. And exchange information with the other driver (name, address, phone, license plate, driver's license).

Want to really know your stuff?
Check out the Official Handbook for Florida drivers.

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