Construction Zone Safety

It is hoped that the advice will keep motorists and construction zone workers safe.

With the Missouri Department of Transportation at work on 5,600 miles of road, there’s a good chance that motorists will encounter highway construction. And in St. Louis, I-64/US40 construction isn’t scheduled to be done until Dec. 31, 2009.

To raise safety awareness and reduce the number of accidents, injuries and deaths, MoDot recommends the following:

  • Buckle Up! – Every trip, every time – safety belts save lives.
  • Stay Alert! – Dedicate your full attention to the roadway.
  • Follow Signs! – They’ll guide you through work zones safely.
  • Expect the Unexpected! – Watch for flaggers, workers and equipment.
  • Pay Attention! – Turn the radio down and don’t use your cellular phone.
  • Be Patient! – Remember workers are improving the road for future travels.
  • Don’t Speed!- Follow posted limits and adjust for weather conditions.
  • Don’t Drink and Drive! – Impairment of any kind is unacceptable.
  • Be Nice! – Merge as directed, don’t tailgate and don’t change lanes in a work zone.

It is hoped that the advice will keep motorists and highway workers safe. But if you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident in a construction zone, contact The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. To schedule a free consultation, call (314) 361-4242 or fill out a personal injury contact form today. Attorney Chris Hoffmann will personally call you back. If you have a motor vehicle injury claim, our experience can make a difference.

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