OPP are asking you to be more careful driving through constructions zones. There have been 17 collisions, since October 1, on Highway 11 between Lines 5 and 9 of Oro-Medonte where crews have been working. In that same period last year there were just six crashes along that stretch. Police recommend the following:
• Do not speed. Slow down to the posted speed limits.
• Stay alert and give full attention to the roadway.
• Do not tailgate.
• Do not change lanes in work zones.
• Minimize distractions in vehicles. Avoid changing radio stations and using mobile phones in work zones.
• Expect the unexpected. Keep an eye on workers and their equipment.
• Be patient. Remember work zones are necessary to improve roads and make them safer.
• Treat people working on roads with respect, and be patient if traffic is delayed.
And remember, changes to the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario have resulted in doubled fines for speeding in a construction zones when workers are present. It is also an offence to disobey STOP or SLOW signs displayed by a traffic-control person.