3 Tips for Driving Safely Through Construction Zones

by Staff Blogger | October 3rd, 2016

Several road construction projects are currently underway in Nashville. From major interstates to back roads, you would be hard pressed to go for a drive without encountering a construction zone of some kind. These construction zones can be dangerous for drivers and workers, which is why you should remember these 3 safety tips the next time you get out on the road:

  1. Slow down. Most construction zones have posted reduced speeds for a reason. That speed limit ensures you have enough reaction time to respond to any unexpected dangers you might encounter in the construction zone. Don’t exceed it at any time for any reason.
  2. Expect to stop. With traffic flowing just feet from heavy machinery, you should expect to stop at any moment when driving through a construction zone. Leave enough space between you and the next vehicle just in case you have to slam on your brakes.
  3. Be patient. It seems obvious, but patience saves lives out on the road, especially in a construction zone. Those workers are making the roads better for all of us, so show them a little respect and be patient. The end result is always worth the inconvenience.

Unfortunately, even the safest drivers are still involved in car accidents. If you’ve been injured out on the road by someone else’s carelessness, give our Nashville car accident attorneys a call today for a free consultation. We’re ready to help.