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Georgia DOT Urges Caution as Construction Season Ramps Up

April 15, 2018

ATLANTA, GA. – April 12, 2018 ( As a news report from highlights, the Georgia DOT is encouraging drivers to slow down and use caution when driving through work zones.*

With Georgia weather starting to turn warmer, construction will begin kicking up across the state. More work zones usually mean more work zone wrecks, so the Georgia DOT is trying to spread the word about the need for drivers to pay extra attention as they’re traveling through construction project sites. 

Last year, 20,000 wrecks occurred in construction zones across the state of Georgia. Of those, 7,000 injuries occurred and 55 people died. Since 1973, 60 Georgia construction workers have lost their lives on the job because of vehicle accidents. Earlier this year, Lamar Ragland, a Georgia contractor, died when someone drove into a construction zone where he was working on Interstate 85. 

Rear-end collisions are the most common type of wreck in work zones. The Georgia DOT says this is because people are driving too fast and cannot brake in time when traffic slows down for construction. According to GDOT, too many people are also using their cell phones or using other electronic devices while driving.

Safety experts say to slow down, pay attention to your surroundings, watch out for workers, and look for changing traffic patterns. It’s also important to put down cell phones and not engage in distracted driving in work zones. Georgia is on the verge of making use of handheld electronic devices illegal while driving, a law that should take effect as soon as the Governor signs newly passed legislation. 

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