The warmer months of the year are a great time for road construction to be completed because there is often less precipitation during the summer. However, traffic levels increase during the summertime as a result of school breaks and better road trip weather.
Because of this, accidents are more likely to occur during the summer. In fact, the month in 2020 with the highest level of car accident deaths in the U.S. was August with a total of 3,802 fatalities.
Read on to learn more about how summer road work can lead to an increase in car accidents.
Drivers Don’t Know What to Expect
If you suddenly encounter construction on the road this summer, it may be difficult to quickly and effectively comprehend what you are supposed to do under the new circumstances.
When the signage is not adequately placed or the messages on the signs are ineffectively communicated, it can be challenging to understand where you should go and how fast you should be going.
However, as a general rule, it’s a good idea to slow down significantly while driving through construction zones so that you keep yourself and those around you safe.
If You’ve Been Hurt In a Crash, We’re Here to Help You
Sustaining injuries in a car crash that’s not your fault is not only painful, but also extremely frustrating. After all, you didn’t cause the wreck, but now you’re stuck dealing with the uncomfortable aftermath.
If this has happened to you, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced team of personal injury lawyers right away with any questions you may have. We are ready and willing to do everything we can to help you through this difficult time.
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