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It’s still summer, and that means work zones on roads and highways around Ohio.
If you are driving through work zones, you may not know how to stay safe. We all know to slow down when driving through a work zone, but what else do you need to know?
Last year, 29 people died in work zone crashes in the state of Ohio – so safety should be at the top of your mind when you get behind the wheel.
Here are some safety tips for driving in work zones.
We all know to slow down when we drive through a work zone, but it isn’t always easy to remember. But when you slow down, you have time to react in case someone steps out in front of you or swerves to avoid an obstacle. Driving in a work zone means the lanes are narrower, there could be barrels or barriers and there are people working nearby. So, keep it slow!
Don’t be distracted
With all we have to do nowadays, it can be hard to unplug in the car, but when you are driving in a work zone, it’s extra important to not be distracted by your phone or another device.
Put it down, put both hands on the wheel and focus on the task at hand. It could save a life.
Watch for workers
It seems like a no-brainer, but when you are driving through work zones, keep an extra eye open for workers. They are usually wearing bright or reflective safety gear, so it is easy to spot them. These workers depend on you for their safety, so keep an eye out for them.
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If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a work zone crash, our experienced attorneys can help you. We have a lawyer who will work for you and can answer your questions!