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The 411 On Road Construction Safety

workzone accidentWith the new infrastructure bill being passed recently, there have been a lot of questions about what the budget changes will look like for the coming years. There are more than 100,000 motor vehicle collisions in work zones each year. We can expect more construction to begin shortly, making it imperative for motorists to understand what to expect on the road.

Breakdown of the Infrastructure Bill

On August 11, 2021, the Senate passed a $3.5 trillion budget resolution, which includes a deadline of September 27th for a vote on the infrastructure bill included in the resolution. The infrastructure bill is a separate piece of legislation, which was passed in a Senate vote of 69-30.

Among the numerous areas of focus within the bill are budget plans for improved road safety, including money specifically targeting roads, bridges and transportation. If passed, the infrastructure bill will allow the launch of numerous major projects targeting the nation’s deteriorating roads, bridges and other infrastructure. The largest portion of the massive resolution is dedicated to roads and bridges, currently around $110 billion.

Work Zone Safety: Tips for Drivers

Although the passing infrastructure bill will definitely be great for the improvements of the nation’s infrastructure, the downside is that the increased construction zones will no doubt increase the risk of car accidents on the road.
Below are some tips for drivers to help avoid accidents in construction and work zones:

  • Pay attention to the road
  • Stay alert and minimize distractions around you
  • Turn your headlights on even if not required by law
  • Merge into the proper lane
  • Never tailgate other cars – it is important to maintain a safe distance with the car ahead of you
  • Obey the posted speed limit – speed limits are generally reduced in construction and work zones

Important Steps to Take If Involved in an Accident

With increased construction on roads comes an increase in potential hazards which can easily result in motor vehicle crashes. Work zones generally present many hazards, such as distracted drivers, limited visibility and drivers who fail to obey reduced posted speed limits.

Although you may not be able to avoid every accident, it helps to be prepared by carrying the following essentials:

  • Proof of updated car insurance. Although digital versions of insurance are available and acceptable, a paper one (preferably stored in the glove compartment) could be easier to access in the event of an accident.
  • Roadside assistance information. You should have the number for road side assistance saved somewhere that is easily accessible in the event of a collision.
  • Emergency car kit. You should have an emergency car kit packed with essentials readily accessible in your car. Essentials typically include a flashlight, batteries, jumper cables and first aid kit.
  • Extra blankets. Having blankets is especially important if you live in an area with cold, harsh winters.
  • Smartphone charger. You may need to access your cell phone during an emergency so it helps to keep a charger in your car, allowing you to call for assistance if necessary.

Contact Our New York Car Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a car accident in New York City, you need to immediately contact an experienced New York City car accident attorney to protect your legal rights and get you the full compensation that you deserve. For more information or to consult with our legal team, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 212-385-4410.

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