Avoid changing the radio station, using a mobile phone, eating or other distractions that can remove your concentration from the road
Pay Attention to the Road
“Listen to the signs”
Watch brake lights on vehicles ahead
Watch traffic around you and be prepared to react
Keep your headlights on
Merge into the Proper Lane
Merge well before you reach the lane closure
Be aware that traffic patterns can change daily
Follow other vehicles at a safe distance
Obey the Posted Speed Limit
Workers may be present just feet away
Fines may be doubled for moving traffic violations
Be prepared to slow down further if conditions indicate the need
Change Lanes Safely
Change lanes only where pavement markings indicate and only when traffic conditions permit
Expect the Unexpected
Workers, work vehicles or equipment may enter your lane without warning
Other vehicles may slow, stop or change lanes unexpectedly
Follow instructions from flaggers
In Mississippi, you can receive penalties for driving incorrectly in a work zone on the state’s highways. While safety should be your first priority, you will be fined up to $250 for speeding in a work zone with workers and signs present, and double the original fine for subsequent offenses.
Driver Safety Education
Find safety tips, resources and lesson plans for teens, parents and educators to make sure Mississippi’s youngest drivers are equipped with the tools to make it home safely every day. Visit MDOT’s Driver Safety Education website.
Meet some of the workers you might encounter on Mississippi’s highways.