Work Zone Related Vehicle Collisions
Everyone dreads seeing the “construction ahead” sign because they know it will generally cause a delay in travel time. However, roadwork is necessary to keep the roads, streets, and highways in good repair. Road construction and repair can take place during the daytime or at night, so always be mindful when you see the signs. That is why it is important to take extra precautions to prevent Work Zone Related Vehicle Collisions. Road Construction can take place at any time during the day or night.
Slow Down for Your Safety and for the Saftey of the Road Workers
Generally, most road construction takes place during normal business hours. However, due to the increased amount of traffic, some urban areas will have road construction crews working at night when there is naturally less traffic to help reduce traffic congestion and delays. Anytime you see signs indicating road construction ahead, please slow down and proceed with caution. According to the Federal Highway Administration, approximately 4,400 people died in work zone collisions based on recent data. Slow down any time you see construction sites where construction workers may be working.
Speeding Fines Can Be Double in Work Zones
In order to further protect highway workers, many state and local regulatory agencies have passed laws that double the usual fines for a traffic violation such as speeding in work zones when workers are present. Getting a ticket for speeding in a work zone can cost several hundreds of dollars and negatively impact your driving records thereby increasing your vehicle insurance rates.
Some things to look out for to prevent work zone collisions include negligent conduct such as:
- Passing in a closed lane
- Distracted Driving
- Improper passing
- Texting while driving
- Maintaining proper control of your vehicle
- Following traffic devices and road signs
Any of the above negligent conduct by other drivers can lead to a motor vehicle collision. If you were in a road work zone accident, speak with an experienced injury lawyer as soon as possible. The Attorneys with Jackson Car Wreck Lawyers strive to provide the highest quality of representation for injury victims. We strive to hold the negligent party accountable and get our clients the maximum compensation possible. Call today for a Free Initial Consultation 601-724-2345 You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org