The state of Illinois has seen its fair share of tragedies this summer involving car accidents on the roadways. While many of these collisions resulted from different sets of facts and circumstances, it seems a notable portion of them occurred in or around construction zones.
Even though construction season is near its end as summer is over and fall is upon us, officials in Illinois are still focused on the importance of careful driving in construction zones and are encouraging motorists to take the proper precautions in order to avoid any further incidents.
According to an article recently published by a local news outlet, both police officers and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) spokespeople are continuing to urge drivers to use caution in working zones as construction season draws to a close. This focus was especially emphasized after a crash that occurred in a construction zone on Monday, October 6. In light of this recent event, officials are continuing to encourage motorists to be careful while navigating through a construction zone, especially since the final weeks of the construction season are expected to be busy and hectic.
Thankfully, the accident mentioned allegedly did not result in any serious injuries to the driver of either vehicle involved, but served as an important reminder of using extra caution in work zones. Often in construction zones, there is an increased amount of traffic as well as other activity going on. These additional considerations call for drivers to use extra attention and care in safely navigating through the work area.
Drivers are being cautioned to be aware of their surroundings while traveling on roadways in Illinois, and especially when going through construction zones. A spokesman from IDOT said that many work zones include a change in pavement and shifting lanes, two factors that drivers should be aware of and take the appropriate steps to negotiate safely and without incident. This almost always includes the general rule of reducing driving speed. If drivers slow their vehicles down and demonstrate extra alertness as they go through a construction zone, it will go a long way in helping them prepare for even little changes in the roadway that they are not necessarily used to which could compromise roadway safety.
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It is always important to use good judgment and exercise caution while operating a vehicle on Illinois roadways, but it is especially necessary to practice careful driving in construction zones, as crashes there can have devastating results. The Illinois personal injury attorneys at the Mevorah Law Offices LLC have experience representing clients in many types of car accident cases. Please feel free to contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your case. We have served clients in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Kendall and Will County.
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