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.