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Why Is Speed a Leading Factor in Rockville Work Zone Car Accidents?

Richard S. Lundin
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Personal injury and family law attorney licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia

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6/9/2012
Rick Lundin
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It’s hard not to groan when you spot yet another sign warning of “road construction ahead.” It seems like road construction never ends in some areas. Everywhere you go, there is still more work to be done on the roads. You might think to yourself, “It wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t decrease the speed limit so drastically.”

Doubling the fines may deter you from ignoring the work zone speed limit, but there’s another good reason to ease up on the gas: it could save your life!

Work zone speed limits were established for your safety. After all, road construction areas tend to be messy and sometimes confusing. Signs redirecting traffic or notifying you of bumps in the road generally are well marked, but it can still make for stressful driving.

Slowing down and paying attention to the changes to your usual route due to road construction could be the difference between arriving safely at your destination or not. Unfortunately, some people still choose to ignore the speed limit signs. Not only are they risking hefty tickets, but they also are playing with danger.

A serious Maryland car accident can happen in a matter of seconds, and work zones are a particularly risky area simply because of the constant changes.

The experienced Rockville accident attorneys of Nickelsporn and Lundin can help you if you or someone you love has been injured in a serious crash in a Maryland work zone. For a complimentary consultation with an attorney who will listen to you carefully, call our offices today at 1-800-875-9700.



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