We hear about teens texting and driving constantly. They are not the only ones guilty of being distracted while driving, however—adults are just as guilty. Do you know why texting in a work zone on the road is even more dangerous and likely to cause a Front Royal auto accident?

We face plenty of different types of road conditions on any given day. Each brings its own challenges. In a construction zone, there a few reasons that increase the probability of accident or injury.

  • Lane direction. In a construction zone they have to make adjustments to the traffic flow to be able to work on a specific area. This forces workers to change the direction of the lane and swerve to the left or right, depending. Texting while driving may not allow the driver to see the change in enough time to adjust, causing injury to the driver or the workers present.
  • Stop-and-go traffic. It is very common to encounter stop-and-go traffic during construction. Many times it’s due to the change in traffic flow or workers needing to move equipment into the lane for a bit. Due to the fact that no one can predict when this happens, it’s crucial to pay attention while driving. 
  • Constructions workers. Workers wear bright, reflective clothing to keep themselves safe. Unfortunately, you can’t always see them while they are working. It’s important to be prepared for the possibility of a worker not wearing bright clothing close to the road. If you are watching what you’re doing, you are able to compensate for anything that comes up.

It’s always important to pay attention to what you are doing while behind the wheel. However, some situations call for an even higher alert level. In order to keep yourself and the people around you safe, you should be watching the road and be prepared for any distraction or object that comes into your path. 

Did you get injured by a texting driver? There may be more help for you than you realize. Contact a Virginia auto accident attorney today at Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas to find out your options. 

Andrew Thomas
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