Whether you’re a Road Warrior or just use your car for occasional errands, you are sure to run into road work zones while on the road. When you encounter those frustrating delays and traffic jams, it’s hard to remain calm especially if you have a schedule to meet. But driver impatience in a work zone setting can be most dangerous. In fact, according to a study by the Federal Highway Administration in 2014, work zone vehicle accidents claimed 669 lives and some 30,500 non-fatal injuries.
However, coping with work zone traffic can be managed. Doing so makes for a safer and less stressful environment for you and your fellow drivers as well as the highway workers who depend upon you to drive safely for their own protection.
If at all possible, you’ll want to avoid a road work zone; but if you must enter such an area, try to follow these safety tips:
No matter how cautious you are when driving, there is always a chance for an accident on the road. Coping with the aftermath of a vehicle accident will be much less stressful if you know that you have the best auto insurance coverage for your circumstances. It’s advisable to check with your insurance agent to explore your insurance policy choices well in advance of needing to file an auto insurance claim.
We invite you to contact any of the experienced agents at Schaefer & Delauder Insurance either in Germantown or Frederick, MD to discuss your auto insurance needs. We can help you review your current insurance policy and explore your options to be sure you have the best coverage and protection to meet your needs.