October 30, 2003
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Shanley, 863 534-6631 or
Drivers Reminded To Practice Safety, Patience during Construction Project
As traffic delays and detours continue during
the ongoing I-4 construction project, the Polk County Sheriff's Office
Traffic Unit is reminding all drivers in the affected areas to practice
safety and patience while driving.
Drivers are encouraged to obey all traffic
signs and to drive with patience and safety, especially on roads where
detours have caused traffic congestion. Expect delays and congestion in
and near construction zones and alternate routes. Please be patient, and
exercise good driving manners.
The following tips can help make road
construction areas safer:
- EXPECT DELAYS - Planning your travel time
accordingly can reduce stress that often leads to dangerous aggressive
driving behavior and "road rage."
- BE AWARE - Check your daily newspaper for
current construction locations and detours.
- WATCH FOR SIGNS - Signs posted in advance
of construction will help you find alternative routes. Also, detours or
lane closures may change daily as traffic patterns in work zones are
adjusted according to work being conducted and completed.
- FOLLOW THE SPEED LIMIT - Speed limits in
work zones can differ from normal limits and should be obeyed as workers
may be just a few feet away from open lanes of traffic.
Undersheriff, Division Commanders, Communications, News Media
A text only version of this release is also available.