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Prevent Florida Truck Accidents in Work Zones

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, truck and car accidents are very common on work zones, especially on highways, because these areas often combine road closures with work vehicles and trucks, creating a confusing situation that can easily cause an accident. Luckily, there are many things that drivers can do to help prevent a Florida car accident in a work zone. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, drivers need to:

1) Slow down and stay alert. If possible, avoid work zones entirely. Reducing the amount of traffic congestion present in work zones helps prevent Florida workplace accidents and can help reduce traffic accidents as well. If you must pass through a work zone, stay alert for any signs. Slow down and obey any signals or traffic controllers as you slowly drive through the construction area along the route designated by the work crew.

2) Stay alert for dangers which may not be indicated. Not everything has signs. Work zones may produce debris and sharp objects on the road, which can cause a flat tire. Where possible, steer around the obstacle and alert someone at the site of the danger.

3) Look at trucks. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, trucks can be a great red flag of slow-downs and construction up ahead. Since trucks can see further due to the driver’s vantage point and since trucks need to brake well in advance, trucks will generally start to brake before anyone else. It is a good idea to keep an eye on trucks’ brake lights to stay alert of upcoming problems.

4) Give others the chance to merge. While it can be frustrating to slow down and wait in work zones, it is very dangerous to drive aggressively in these situations. Allow others to merge in front of you, especially trucks. It is much better to let a truck go ahead than to risk being crushed by a truck that cannot see you because you are in the driver’s blind spot.


If you have been injured in a Florida truck accident, contact the Flaxman Law Group for a consultation. There is no cost and no obligation involved, and the consultation allows you to ask questions of an experienced Florida attorney with thousands of cases successfully completed. The Flaxman Law Group serves Hollywood, Miami, Homestead, and surrounding South Florida communities.

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