Massachusetts is doing its part to help cut down on automobile accidents occurring in construction zones filled with numerous defenseless workers.
Tomorrow, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and various officials from local law enforcement agencies are scheduled to announce a measure that will place additional state troopers at road construction areas along the roadways. Officials are hoping that the increase in police officers will reduce the number of traffic violations such as speeding that compromise safety of both drivers and construction workers in those areas.
Violators of a variety of laws will be receiving citations from officers in the hopes that, over time, dangerous driving behaviors can be changed entirely. The measure was instituted in response to a rise in construction zone crashes that put lives in danger throughout Massachusetts. The new program owes its existence to a federal grant.
The initiative is timed to coincide with National Work Zone Awareness Week, which starts next Monday. At the press conference tomorrow, officials will be demonstrating how troopers will be utilizing equipment to clock drivers who are going over the speed limit.
I’m glad as a Ventura car accident lawyer to see Massachusetts make an effort to improve safety in this critical area. With cars going by at high rates of speed, construction workers are often put at risk along the road, especially when someone is driving recklessly. It’s my hope as a personal injury lawyer in Ventura that more states follow suit with plans just like this.