LINCOLN, R.I. – As part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, Amica Insurance is sharing tips to help motorists stay alert as they drive through these potentially dangerous areas.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHA), there were 700 fatalities from motor vehicle crashes in work zones in 2015. The FHA suggests the following when driving through a work zone:
- Pay close attention to the roadway. Avoid using a cellphone, eating or changing the radio station.
- Merge well before reaching a closed lane. Also, be aware that traffic patterns may change daily.
- Follow the posted speed limit, as workers may be nearby. Be ready to slow down even further if conditions dictate it.
- Be prepared for the unexpected. Other vehicles may change lanes or stop without warning.