California Department of Transportation


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Our Goals

Safety - Achieve the best safety record in the nation

Reliability - Reduce traveler delays due to roadwork and incidents.

Performance - Deliver record levels of transportation system improvements

Productivity - Improve the efficiency of the transportation system.

Flexibility - Make transit a more practical option.

The California Department of Transportation wants you to return home safely to your family. The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones. Motorists can make trips a little safer by remembering the following work zone safety tips.

DO NOT SPEED in work zones - obey the posted limits

STAY ALERT. Expect the unexpected

WATCH FOR WORKERS and drive with caution

Don't change lanes unnecessarily

Avoid using mobile phones while driving in work zones

Turn on headlight so workers and other drivers can see you

Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones

Expect delays, especially during peak travel times

Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you

Anticipate lane shifts, and merge when directed to do so

Be Patient