Road construction zones are dangerous for both workers and drivers. Knowing how to safely drive through construction areas will help you lower the risk of accidents and resulting injuries, to yourself, your passengers and construction workers.
According to data compiled by the Federal Highway Administration, more than 96,000 accidents occurred in construction zones in the U.S. in 2015. On average, 70 work zone accidents happen each day resulting in 12 deaths every week.
In California, construction zone accidents were especially prevalent in 2017. There were 48 fatalities; seven of those fatal accidents involved a commercial truck, but no roadway workers were killed.
The California Department of Transportation recommends these safety tips to keep motorists safe while traveling through road construction zones:
If you were injured in a car accident in a road construction area, it is important to consult with an experienced lawyer. At The Arnold Law Firm, our skilled attorneys can review your case and determine your legal options for pursuing compensation of your injuries.
Schedule a free consultation with us today. There are no upfront fees and you only pay us if we recover compensation for you.
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