Safely near roadworks sites

There are large mobile machines and heavy vehicles at large roadworks sites. Roadworks sites are not playgrounds and you should not use them as shortcuts. It is important that you discuss safety matters with children and young people at home and at school.

Even if the lorry driver and the machine operator sit high, they cannot see everything around them. They cannot see you if you are in the blind spot. The blind spot is also known as the dead angle. 

When you are near a roadworks site, put down your mobile phone and pay particular attention to what is happening around you.

Watch the video on how to move safely near a roadworks site.
 

 

After you have watched the video, read the comic strip and check whether you can choose a safe way to cross the road.

Large machines and a caption.

There are heavy vehicles and large machines at roadworks sites.

A truck and a caption.

Even if the driver and the machine operator sit high, they cannot see everything around them.

A track in dead angle and  a caption.

They cannot see the people in the blind spots (sections marked in red).

En tractor, a child who watches her mobile phone and a caption.

Pay attention to what is happening around you and put down your mobile phone.

A machine, a pedestrian and a caption.

Be sure that the driver has seen you before you cross the road.

 Three ways to cross a road and a a caption.

Which is the safest way to cross a road? Why? Tell it in your own words.

Page updated 17.08.2020