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10. Sharing the Road

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Sharing in Work Zones (cont.)

Areas where traffic is entering or leaving work zones are most dangerous because that's where drivers are jockeying for position.

The common theme among work zones is the color orange. Work zone materials such as cones, barrels, signs, large vehicles, and orange lights give you an indication that you are either approaching a work zone or in a work zone. Workers who must be on highways try hard to warn you of their presence by using orange equipment and wearing orange clothing. When you see orange on or near the roadway, you must be prepared for people and slow moving equipment on the road.

Road obstructions in work zones may be marked with permanent warning signs, cones, sawhorses, and various types of barriers. Watch for flaggers or signal persons near construction sites. You must obey instructions from signal persons at road construction sites and the instructions on orange warning signs. For his or her safety, allow them to get to the side of the road before driving ahead.

You should allow an extra cushion of space around your vehicle when driving near construction workers because they are likely to be distracted by their work and may step out in front of your vehicle.

Vehicles used to maintain the highways, such as bulldozers, often move slowly on or next to the roadway. Be prepared to slow down or stop for them. Be watchful for construction vehicles moving in and out of work zones.

When you see the color orange, remain alert. You are approaching or traveling through a work zone. Proceed with caution.

Lesson Summary


  

Lesson 10 Quiz


You will now answer 5 questions to test what you learned during this lesson. You must answer all questions correctly to receive completion credit for this lesson. You may answer the questions as many times as necessary to get them right.

You should review the lesson material if you don't do well on the quiz.

  1. In the United States, a bicyclist is killed:


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  2. Pedestrians comprise about what ratio of traffic fatalities?


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  3. If you fail to stop for a school bus with flashing red lights:


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  4. An orange trianglular sign on the back of a vehicle means:


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  5. The most common collision in a work zone is from:


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