Safety Tips to Live By

Follow these tips to help keep you, other motorists, and work zone employees safe:

  • Stay Alert! Dedicate your full attention to the roadway.
  • Set Aside Distractions! Avoid using mobile phones or changing radio stations while driving in the work zone.
  • Focus on Safe Driving!
  • Buckle Up! Safety belts save lives.
  • Pay Close Attention! Merge when directed, and pay attention to all signs and work zone flaggers.
  • Turn on Your Headlights! Be visible to workers and other drivers.
  • Don’t Speed! Note the posted speed limits in and around the work zone.
  • Don’t Tailgate!
  • Keep Up with the Traffic Flow!
  • Don’t Change Lanes in the Work Zone!
  • Don’t Drink and Drive! Impairment is a danger to everyone using the highways.
  • Plan Ahead! Expect delays and leave early so you can reach your destination on time.
  • Be Patient! Work zones aren’t there to inconvenience you; crews are working to improve the road to make your future drive better.

Additional Resources

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has several tools to help warn motorists of construction, maintenance, and emergency closures. They include:

  • The Drive Oklahoma mobile app, available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store
  • Traffic advisories posted to @OKDOT on Facebook and Twitter
  • Sign up at under Stay Connected to receive traffic advisories via email for counties of interest
  • Check for real-time travel information along interstates and specifically in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metro areas. This site also features more than 400 traffic cameras in the two metro areas.
  • Check for inclement weather road closures.

National Work Zone Awareness Week

Fallen Highway Workers

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