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Are deadly work zone crashes more common in the summer?

From nighttime driving to Fourth of July celebrations that lead to an increase in the number of drunk drivers, this blog has covered various examples of times when driving may be more dangerous. If you live in New London, or drive on roads anywhere in Connecticut, you may also want to be aware that the likelihood of an accident may be greater during summer months as well, particularly if you are driving in work a zone.

According to the Federal Highway Administration, deadly traffic accidents are more common in work zones during the summertime. To be specific, more lives are lost in these types of crashes between the months of May and September than at other times of year. During 2014, 669 lives were lost in work zone collisions, most of which also happened during the day. Moreover, the most dangerous times of week were Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

From an increase in road work to more tourists visiting an area they are not familiar with, there are different reasons why work zones accidents are more prevalent in the summer. If you were involved in a crash that happened because of someone else’s careless driving, or if one of your family members passed away in such a collision, it is vital to go over your options as you try to make sense of what took place. Sadly, fatal accidents will keep occurring in work zones and in other situations at all times of year and it is critical for victims to realize their rights.

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