OPP: Slow Down In Construction Zones

Monday April 25th, 2022

Posted at 5:43pm

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 The Chatham Kent detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police reminds drivers to be prepared for traffic slowdowns in construction zones in the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 401 through the area.

The reminder comes after police say they have responded to six collisions in construction zones along Highway 401 in Chatham Kent since the beginning of April.

Future collisions can be prevented by following a few simple tips:

  •  Expect the unexpected. Drivers should be ready to encounter slowed or stopped traffic in these zones due to lane reductions necessary to facilitate roadwork.
  • Always drive at the posted reduced speed limit and keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Don’t tailgate – sudden stops are common in construction zones.
  • Watch for workers, new signs, traffic signals, pavement markings, or uneven pavement.

Drivers are reminded that all fines are doubled in construction zones.

 

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