With the summer construction season well underway, the City of Saint John has launched a six-week safety awareness campaign to remind motorists to slow down and stay alert when driving in and around road construction zones.
Whether it’s a family member, friend, or neighbour, many of us know someone who works in roadside construction. Residents can help keep everyone safe this summer by following posted speed limits and being aware of workers and their equipment.
“With the increased work going on along our roadways this time of year, it’s important for drivers to remember to use extra caution in construction zones so that they’re not putting someone’s life at risk,” says Director of Public Works and Transportation, Tim O’Reilly. “Road work can be a dangerous job, and we all have a shared responsibility to help keep these crews safe while they work.”
Not only does driving carefully reduce the risk of injury or death to workers and fellow drivers, but residents are also reminded that speeding in one of these zones can result in double the minimum fine.
The Slow Down and Stay Alert campaign includes a variety of messages broadcasted on local radio stations and posted across the City’s social media channels until the beginning of September.