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Boling Rice LLC
207 Pirkle Ferry Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Phone: (770) 887-3162

Auto Collisions In Cumming, GA Work Zones

Working At Road ConstructionThe state of Georgia provides that in 2013 there 29,000 people injured in work zone accidents.  In that same year, there were 579 work zone fatalities[1].  In an effort to minimize inconvenience, the Georgia Department of Transportation[2] (GDOT) conducts most road construction and maintenance without closing roads to traffic. This poses a traffic hazard to drivers and their passengers, as well as the crew members working on the road. Over half of all fatal injuries to road workers are caused by being struck by a motor vehicle, and a third of these by vehicles intruding into the work space.

Georgia Work Zone Driver Safety

The U.S. Department Federal Highway Administration [3] provides that during the past 5 years in work zone crashes more than 4,400 persons died (85 percent of which was the driver or passenger) and 200,000 persons were injured.  That administration further provides that drivers are the most frequent fatality in work zone accidents in Gainesville and throughout Forsyth County, Georgia.  In order to prevent work zone fatalities caused by traffic accidents, it is necessary for all individuals to drive safely and the Federal Highway Administration suggests the following:

Stay Alert and Minimize Distractions

– Dedicate your full attention to the roadway.
– Avoid changing the radio station, using a mobile phone, eating, or other distractions that can remove your concentration from the road.

Keep Your Headlights On

Pay Attention to the Road

– Listen to the signs
– Watch brake lights on vehicles ahead
– Watch traffic around you and be prepared to react

Merge into the Proper Lane

Merge well before you reach the lane closure
– Be aware that traffic patterns can change daily

Don’t tailgate

Follow other vehicles at a safe distance

Expect the Unexpected

Workers, work vehicles, or equipment may enter your lane without warning
– Other vehicles may slow, stop, or change lanes unexpectedly

Be Patient

 

Contact a Cumming, GA Work Zone Collision Attorney

If you or someone you love is injured in a work zone automobile crash, it is important to speak to a Cumming, GA attorney to discuss the specifics of your case and to determine who may be liable for the payment of your damages.  Work zone collisions are a result of too many drivers breaking Georgia safety rules of driving, creating a danger to everyone on the road.

References:

[1] http://www.dot.ga.gov/DriveSmart/SafetyOperation/Pages/Workzone.aspx
[2] http://www.eregulations.com/georgia/driver/highway-work-zones/
[3] http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/wz/resources/fhwasa03012/

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