Riding in Construction Zones

Things to Remember When Riding in Constructions Zones

Road construction season and motorcycle season always seem to coincide throughout the year. As the weather warms, you'll see more construction zones when you're out for a ride. We're no strangers to the bright orange work signs of a construction zone that tell us all to slow down and use caution. It's an essential warning as we travel through these zones, especially for motorcycle riders.

With uneven roads, loose gravel, or even debris littering your path, it's no surprise that motorcyclists need a heightened level of awareness in construction zones. One slight mistake and you could be seriously injured in a motorcycle accident.

Look Out for Work Zone Hazards

For bikers, any change to the road's surface could mean serious consequences. Since construction zones roads are constantly changing, it's important to keep an eye out for some of the following road hazards:

  • Rocks, debris, or loose gravel in the road

  • Uneven pavement

  • Exposed manhole covers

  • Shifting lanes

  • Pooling water

  • Traffic stopping suddenly

  • Workers near the road

  • Areas without shoulders

Poor road conditions, negligent drivers, and poorly marked road changes can pose serious dangers for motorcyclists. Road awareness is extremely important when riding through work zones.


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