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Driving your vehicle through a construction zone

On Behalf of | Dec 30, 2018 | Car Accidents |

Driving in different conditions requires you to modify your methods to make sure that your driving is responsible and safe. Some of the reasons why you may need to modify the way you drive include inclement weather, rush-hour traffic and construction zones. At The Sapp Law Firm, we have helped many people in Alabama who are the victims of motor vehicle accidents.

When you see a construction zone in the distance, it is imperative that you pay extra attention to your surroundings and the warning signs that have been placed to inform you of the road conditions ahead. Even though your following the law will protect yourself and your passengers, listening to the modified rules is also critical to your ability to protect the road workers who may be doing maintenance or creating new roadways.

According to Schneider there may be times when the construction zone you are driving through has flaggers who are responsible for directing traffic. It is imperative that you pay attention to and follow their instructions which are ultimately put in place to keep traffic flowing smoothly and safely. You should also be aware of what is immediately around you and be driving defensively in case you encounter a distracted driver who has not noticed the upcoming construction. Other tips include slowing down, being patient with the increased traffic time and refraining from resuming normal speed limits until you have passed the sign that indicates you have exited the construction zone.

When you are committed to altering your driving methods to reflect the rules of a construction zone, you can safely and efficiently make your way through the area without causing harm to yourself or others. For more information, if you have been injured in a car accident, visit our web page.

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