From time to time, and often at this time of year, we see campaigns asking drivers to slow down in construction zones.
Why do we have to keep asking that?
Why don’t all drivers show respect to those who need us to slow down so they can be safe while they make the road better?
Is it for the same reason we have to keep asking people not to text while driving?
Maybe, they think their one little message won’t really matter.
How about if you’re texting while speeding through a construction zone?
All of this really hit home to me on the Whitemud as I approached the 53rd Avenue bridge rehab.
The speed limit clearly drops to 60 and there is lots of warning, yet with the bridge coming up, one driver on my bumper, seemingly agitated at my slow speed, darted around me and took off.
Another car sped by me and then a motorcycle, and yes, I could hear it coming, roared past me.
I know we don’t have enough police officers to do this, but we clearly need the law present at construction zones, if we’re to keep workers safe.
Where there is no penalty, there is no law.
Let me know what else you think would slow drivers down.