|EXTRA CAUTION IS ESSENTIAL IN WORK ZONES|
|Posted on: Mar. 10, 2017 in Driving, Safety, Accidents|
As Spring approaches, road work will likely be ramping up in many areas of the country. From pothole repair to more significant work, the change in weather can allow for more repairs on the roadways. What’s likely a necessary endeavor can certainly snarl up traffic and foul up your travels.
According to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) 2014 Work Zone Safety and Mobility Fact Sheet, there were 669 fatalities and approximately 30,500 injuries attributable to accidents in work zones. Although the delays due to work zones can become extremely frustrating for motorist trying to get through, these deaths and injuries speak to the need for increased caution when traveling through such an area.
Here are some things you can do to maximize safety when driving near and through work zones:
If you can avoid a construction area, that’s all the better. Traveling in off hours and outside of typical commuting times can also help. If you know you’ll be driving right into the thick of things, leave extra time for delays, check traffic delays, and prepare to be patient!
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