Nobody likes getting stuck in a construction zone, though there are worse things you can do than grit your teeth as you count up the lost minutes.
Let the Las Vegas car accident attorneys at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez warn you of upcoming road work in the Las Vegas area. They also share 10 driving tips to help you navigate these work zones safely. Keeping your cool is No. 1 on their list, even if it means you have to grit your teeth instead of resorting to other offensive driving maneuvers.
Stay safe in work zones
- Remain patient and calm (at least by all outside appearances).
- Slow down, especially because speeding is a major cause of work zone car accidents.
- Allow about 3 seconds of braking distance between your car and the one in front of you.
- Eliminate all distractions so you can focus all of your attention on the work zone.
- Expect the unexpected. Crew members might appear out of nowhere, traffic lanes might meander or their width might be reduced.
- Obey posted signs in a work zone, and don’t increase your speed until a sign instructs you to do so.
- Obey roadside flaggers, who hold the same authority (in a court of law) as a posted sign. And don’t honk or yell at them out the window; their actions and directions are meant to keep you safe.
- Keep your eye on construction equipment, especially if it is in motion as you drive through a work zone.
- Use your turn signals, as a courtesy, even if you’re proceeding through a work zone at a snail’s pace. Just ask the Las Vegas car accident attorneys at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez: rear-end collisions are very common in work zones.
- Refrain from making frequent lane changes. Weaving in and out of traffic will increase the likelihood of being involved in a work zone accident.
Keep a heads up to these projects
Las Vegas car accident attorneys, Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez want you to remain alert to these road projects in the upcoming months:
- Interstate 15 northbound and southbound ramps connecting to northbound U.S. Highway 95 will be closed until late February.
- Interstate 15 northbound and southbound ramps connecting to Martin Luther King Boulevard will be closed until late February.
- Northbound U.S. Highway 95 will be reduced to one lane between Craig Road and the Beltway from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays through June.
- Southbound U.S. Highway 95 will be reduced to one lane between Durango Drive and Ann Road from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays through June.
- Sections of Bonneville Avenue, Charleston Boulevard, Grand Central Parkway and Martin Luther King Boulevard will have closed or disrupted lanes surrounding the Spaghetti Bowl through July 2018.
- The ramp leading from westbound Warm Springs Road to the westbound 215 Beltway will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Fridays until mid-March.
Contact Las Vegas car accident attorneys
If you’re involved in a car accident in one of these work zones, do more than grit your teeth in frustration; turn to Las Vegas car accident attorneys Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez for legal assistance. Call 702-388-4476 for a free consultation today.