The roads are clear, the sun is bright, and the urge to drive a little faster is lurking in the back of our minds. We have our sunglasses on and are flexing our hands in our driving gloves.
But before you hit the accelerator take five seconds and think. Remember that posted speeds on site take into consideration visibility, road width and conditions, traffic patterns and other safety factors. Double yellow lines and warning signs are posted to augment safety considerations in that area as well.
Fermilab has adopted, as a minimum standard, portions of the State of Illinois Vehicle Code and the Rules of the Road. These are the same standards that motorists are legally obligated to observe when operating vehicles on public roadways in Illinois. The laboratory reserves the right to employ more stringent standards to reduce vehicle accidents. The no cell phone usage while driving policy enacted by laboratory management is an example of this.
Failure to follow these regulations on laboratory property could result in a citation issued by Fermilab Security and possible disciplinary action. Some examples of infractions that can result in a citation include:
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"The biggest hazard for most of us who work at Fermilab is getting seriously hurt in a traffic accident," said Fermilab director Pier Oddone. "That's why I want to make traffic safety a top priority."
All employees and users must take the online training course titled Traffic Safety Awareness, which now becomes part of the ITNA training requirements.
Including maps of on-site accident locations, scenarios and photos.