The more time you spend on the road, the more you realize that there is no way to avoid construction zones. No matter how much you try to do so, you’re likely to find yourself regularly navigating these.
Here are some of the many things you can do to protect against trouble while driving in a construction zone:
- Obey the law: There are signs in construction zones telling you what you should and shouldn’t be doing. For example, there’s likely to be a reduction in the speed limit. Also, you may find that you’re not permitted to legally change lanes in the construction zone.
- Pay attention to flaggers: If there’s anyone in the area telling you what to do, such as a flagger, don’t ignore their prompts. They know what’s best, so obey their directions.
- Watch for hazards: This can include everything from a construction worker stepping onto the roadway to a piece of debris. When driving, safety hazards are everywhere. This is even more so the case in a construction zone.
Along with the above, don’t hesitate to go out of your way to avoid a construction zone. If you can take an alternate route, consider doing so. Should you do all these things and still find yourself injured in a motor vehicle accident, move out of traffic, call for help and receive treatment.
It’s the steps you take immediately after an accident that’ll impact what happens down the line. Your goal is to stabilize your health, understand the impact of your injuries on the future and do your part in protecting your legal rights.