Work zones marked with orange cones, flashing yellow signs or construction workers should be a sign for drivers to slow down, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
The SCDOT is urging drivers to practice safe driving habits near highway work zones. While last week was “National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week,” aiming to highlight the importance of making work zones safer for highway workers and the traveling public, the SCDOT reminds drivers ever week is safety week.
From January through November 2010, there were nearly 754 crashes in work zones, according to news reports. Nearly 363 of the crashes resulted in injuries and 11 included fatalities.
The most dangerous time for work zone construction workers is during the afternoon rush hour period, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., according to news reports .
Most work zone crashes were caused by drivers who were traveling too fast.
As a Greenburg car accident attorney , I’m glad the South Carolina Department of Transportation is working to remind drivers of safety techniques in work zones. I urge drivers to slow down and pay attention in these areas to ensure everyone’s safety.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in a work zone, contact a personal injury lawyer in Greenburg .