Driving through construction zones is never fun, but it is also dangerous. National Work Zone Awareness Week tries to educate drivers and road crews on how to stay safe, and anyone injured in a crash should contact a Spring, TX personal injury attorney.
Construction can slow down traffic and frustrate drivers, though it is necessary to improve and maintain our roads and even build new and expanded ones. While drivers and construction crews must sometimes coexist, they can often present the risk of accidents and injuries for both motorists and work zone crews alike. If you were injured in a work zone crash, do not hesitate to discuss a possible case with a Spring, TX personal injury attorney.
In order to best protect everyone, the federal National Safety Council and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are observing National Work Zone Awareness Week from April 26 to April 30, 2021. TxDOT reports that:
These numbers represented a nine percent increase from the previous year, and transportation authorities are seeking to decrease the number of crashes, injuries, and deaths by spreading awareness of safe work zone practices.
Many accidents happen because of negligent drivers who are passing through road construction zones and crash. These zones can have many hazards, including narrower lanes, lane mergers, bumps and uneven pavement, heavy barriers, and construction equipment. It is important for drivers to:
While you cannot control the actions of other drivers, you can be sure that you are not negligent while driving through a work zone.
Drivers are not the only ones who cause work zone crashes, as construction crews can also be negligent and lead to accidents. Some responsibilities of workers include:
Even with extensive safety awareness, accidents will still happen in work zones. If you suffer injuries, a Spring, TX personal injury attorney from the Holladay Law Firm can help. Call (281) 978-2141 or contact us online for your free consultation today.