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Tips for Avoiding Construction Zone Accidents on Georgia Highways


October 10, 2019

Construction zones can be very dangerous for workers who risk their lives by operating near vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed.  Drivers who commit traffic violations in construction zones, including hitting a construction worker, are often subject to harsh penalties.  As such, to ensure worker safety, it is essential for drivers to take steps to avoid striking a construction worker on a highway.  Such steps include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Adhere to all traffic signs and signals, especially the reduction in speed and lane merges;
  • Be on the lookout for construction workers, including those who are “flagging” traffic;
  • Be patient when driving in construction zones;
  • Avoid distracted driving (i.e., do not text); and
  • Be prepared for the unexpected to happen (such as an orange cone rolling across a lane or a bump in the road that may require a driver to slow down substantially).

Following basic traffic laws and being mindful of all construction workers can help to reduce the chances of an accident happening.

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