Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A. - Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers

Work Zone Safety Awareness Week in Maryland

Auto safety experts are growing increasingly concerned about the risks associated with distracted driving. Potential distractions for drivers have been popping up more and more as we have seen an increase in the amount of electronic devices that drivers have access to while they drive. Distracted driving can be dangerous even in good road conditions. However, as the spring and summer construction season begins on Maryland highways, distracted driving can be even more dangerous.

Maryland has averaged more than 2,600 work-zone car accidents annually over the last decade. These accidents cause an average of 12 fatalities and nearly 1,500 injuries each year. Although construction workers are especially vulnerable and do not have the protection of a vehicle surrounding them, about 80 percent of people killed or injured in work zones are drivers and passengers, and not road workers.

Today marks the begining of Work Zone Safety Awareness Week in Maryland and across the nation. Safety advocates and state transportation agencies alike are urging drivers to become more aware of work zones and to exercise great caution when driving in work zones.

Now that winter is behind us, temperatures will rise across Maryland. As temperatures rise, we will see more construction on Maryland roads. The State Highway Administration estimates that there could be as many as 200 active construction sites on any given day throughout the state this summer.

With that much construction on area roads, awareness of road construction and attentive driving will be more important than ever. Distracted driving can cause accidents in normal conditions, but construction, narrowed lanes, workers on the road and moving heavy equipment leave no margin for error.

Source: Frederick News Post, "Work Zone Safety Awareness Week begins Monday," Stephanie Mlot, 4/1/2011

1 Comment

Its better to take caution while driving. A minor accident invites a legal action and than the process goes on finding a Lawyer an so on. Care while driving may reduce the risks.

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION for JUSTICE
  • AABA
  • MARYLAND ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE
  • BAR ASSOCIATION OF BALTIMORE CITY | 1880
  • MSBA | MARYLAND STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
  • MARYLAND CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION
Email Us For A Response

How can we help you?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A. - Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers

Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A.

347 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: 443-529-0795
Baltimore Law Office Map

153 W Patrick St
Suite A
Frederick, MD 21701

Phone: 443-529-0795
Frederick Law Office Map

112 W Pennsylvania Ave
Suite 302
Bel Air, MD 21014

Phone: 443-529-0795
Bel Air Law Office Map

7420 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Suite 2
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Phone: 443-529-0795
Glen Burnie Law Office Map

1760 Eastern Blvd
Essex, MD 21221

Phone: 443-529-0795
Essex Law Office Map

1 Olympic Place
Suite 900
Towson, MD 21204

Phone: 443-529-0795
Map & Directions