With road construction season in full swing, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania reminds you to follow good safety practices in work zones, not only during the summer, but every time you encounter road work crews.
When you encounter any work zones, drive smart and stay alert for your safety and the safety of highway workers. Staying alert, slowing down and minimizing distractions are keys to personal safety and the safety of work zone crews.
Columbia Gas continues to upgrade gas pipelines across its service areas to safely, efficiently and reliably deliver natural gas to our customers.
If you encounter Columbia Gas work crews on the road, following these simple tips just might save a life:
- Expect the unexpected – Normal speed limits may be reduced; traffic lanes may change; and people may be working on or near the road.
- Slow down – Speeding is one of the major causes of work zone crashes.
- Keep your distance – Keep a safe distance between you and the car ahead of you, and don’t tailgate.
- Pay attention to the signs – Observe the posted signs until you see the one that says you’ve left the work zone.
- Obey road crew flaggers – A flagger has the same authority as a regulatory sign, so you can be cited for disobeying his or her directions.
- Stay alert and minimize distractions – Dedicate your full attention to the roadway and avoid changing radio stations or using cell phones while driving.
For more natural gas safety information to help keep you and your family safe, visit the Stay Safe section of our website, which also include these valuable topics: Keeping you safe and Digging and line safety.