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Construction Zone Leads to Accident

As the temperatures increase in Wisconsin, so does the amount of construction. The large amount of road work that is occurring now and will continue to happen throughout the summer months creates additional reasons for drivers to be cautious and focus their attention on the roadways. Drivers need to ensure that there are using safe driving practices to help keep both themselves and other individuals on the roadways safe. Unfortunately, accidents occur in construction zones, such as the one that occurred recently in Greendale.

Recently, a car accident in a construction zone happened in Greendale. Roadwork is underway on Grange Avenue. The roadwork is quite significant and includes ditches. A driver was traveling on Grange Avenue when it crashed into a ditch. As a result of the accident, the car ended up vertical in the ditch. Thankfully, the neither driver or any construction workers were not injured in the accident. Greendale law enforcement officials responded to the scene of the accident, as well as a tow truck, which removed the vehicle from the ditch.

This accident demonstrates the importance of practicing safe driving at all times and especially when there is ongoing roadwork to help keep the roadways safe for everyone. The following are some tips to practice safe driving in work zones:

  1. Eliminate distractions. Whether it be your cellphone or eating, these activities can take your attention away from the roadway, thus increasing the probability of being involved in an accident.
  2. Obey the speed limit. Work zones often have reduced speed limits and it is important that they are adhered to. The faster the speed a vehicle is traveling at, the more time it takes to come to a stop.
  3. Be patient. Plan ahead for delays so that you are not rushing to get to your destination.

By taking these precautions, you can make traveling in constructions zones safer for not only yourself, but for others as well.


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