The summer brings hot weather, a break from school and fireworks during the Fourth. However, it also brings road work across the country. There are a number of things to keep in mind with regard to road construction, such as the risks that workers face and the hazards that drivers should be aware of as well. If there is road construction near you or on any roads you find yourself on this summer, which may be especially likely if you take a road trip, it is vital to be cautious and drive safely.
Unfortunately, some road workers are struck by reckless or inattentive drivers, such as those who are distracted due to their smartphone, in a rush to get somewhere or under the influence of alcohol. These accidents can cause serious injuries and may even prove fatal. Moreover, road construction can create hazards for drivers as well. A driver may be involved in a minor accident when they are rear-ended by a driver who was not expecting road work. Vehicles may also be struck as a result of road rage or confusion over which lane drivers are supposed to use due to the work.
Road work can result in confusion and high levels of stress, which can be even more difficult to deal with during a heat wave. As a result, you should be mindful of the risks associated with road work and focus on the road and other drivers. Moreover, if you were hurt in any type of accident on a road construction site, it could be smart to review your legal options.