Another road construction season comes every year. While some drivers might get a little annoyed when they see the flashing arrows and orange cones, it is essential to remember construction crews are just doing their jobs. Without them, our roads and highways would never get repaired or resurfaced. You might not consider the dangers these workers encounter on the job, but being hit by a passing vehicle is at the top of the list. The additional challenges and distractions of construction zones also generate more significant risks for everyone on the road.
Driving Through Construction Zones Safely
As potholes are being filled and our roads are being mended, it creates a certain level of chaos. Lanes get reconfigured with orange cones and concrete barriers seemingly popping up everywhere. As a result, vehicles from other lanes are all trying to merge into the remaining lanes. Safely navigating through this added congestion requires a calm, disciplined, and focused approach. Below, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s attorneys have listed some tips that can help protect you and reduce your risk of being involved in a construction zone accident: