Workers Ahead Sign - Meaning

All you need to know about the Workers Ahead work zone sign: definition, type of sign, color, shape, what to do and more

Workers Sign
Type: work zone sign
Color: orange and black
Shape: diamond-shaped
Location: before work sites

What does a Workers Ahead sign mean?

A Workers Ahead sign is a work zone sign. The sign warns drivers that road workers may be on the roadway, or very close to it. Be prepared to reduce your speed, allow extra following room between vehicles and use caution when directed to do so by a sign, flagger, or law enforcement officer. Do not stop or slow down to watch the road work and avoid distractions while driving in a work zone. Speeding Fines Doubled signs may be posted in some work zones to indicate that fines will be doubled if you are cited for speeding in these areas.

What type of sign is a Workers Ahead sign?

The Workers Ahead sign is a work zone sign. These signs are used to notify drivers of unusual or potentially dangerous conditions near work areas.

What color(s) is a Workers Ahead sign?

A Workers Ahead work zone sign is orange with a black design.

What shape are Workers Ahead signs?

Workers Ahead work zone signs are in the shape of a diamond, with a black design of a road construction worker.

Where are Workers Ahead signs installed?

Workers Ahead signs are commonly installed before work zones (road maintenance and construction areas).
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Workers Ahead Sign - What To Do

When you see a Workers Ahead sign, you should:

• be prepared to slow down
• increase your following distance
• keep a safe distance between your vehicle and workers, traffic barriers and construction equipment
• avoid distractions
• expect sudden slowing or stopping
• watch for drivers changing lanes suddenly
• obey special signs or instructions from flaggers or law enforcement officers
• pass the work zone carefully

Signs will indicate where speeding fines will be doubled when workers are present.
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