Winter weather in the DC Metro Area and elsewhere can take a toll on aging streets and roadways. Potholes caused by freezing water can quickly turn well-traveled streets into dangerous obstacle courses. Road crews repair many of these holes in late winter or early spring, creating a temporary hazard of an entirely different sort. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reminds motorists to watch for road workers this season and to drive carefully through areas where service crews are making repairs. The organization offers the following tips for motorists to ensure the safety of road workers and drivers, alike:
Previously on the DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog, we have posted articles related to:
- Winter driving tips
- A study demonstrating that motorists on wireless phones cause multiple traffic problems
- Accident data and safety tips concerning young drivers
- Tire maintenance recommendations for motorists
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