Motorcycle Riding in Construction Zones
Things to Remember When Riding in Constructions Zones
Road construction season and motorcycle season always coincide throughout the year. As the weather warms, you'll see more construction zones when you're out for a ride. We know you're no stranger to the bright orange work signs of a construction zone that tell us all to slow down and use caution. It's an essential warning as you travel through these zones, especially for motorcycle riders.
With uneven roads, loose gravel, or even debris littering your path, it's no surprise that motorcyclists need a heightened level of awareness in construction zones. One slight mistake and you could be seriously injured in a motorcycle accident.
If you've been injured in a construction zone while riding your motorcycle, you may be entitled to compensation. Call our legal professionals for a free consultation. We'll answer your legal questions and examine your case for free. Contact us at 412-394-1000 or fill out our free online legal consultation in the top right corner.
Look Out for Work Zone Hazards
For bikers, any change to the road's surface could mean serious consequences. Since construction zones roads are constantly changing, it's important to keep an eye out for the following road hazards:
- Rocks, debris, or loose gravel in the road
- Drop-offs and uneven pavement
- Exposed manhole covers
- Shifting lanes
- Pooling water
- Traffic stopping suddenly
- Workers near the road
- Areas without shoulders
- And more
Poor road conditions, negligent drivers, and poorly marked road changes can pose serious dangers for motorcyclists. Road awareness is extremely important when riding through work zones.
Know Construction Zone Laws
Construction zone violations are different from state to state. Did you know, in Pennsylvania, your fine doubles if you're cited in a marked construction area? Knowing the laws for marked work zones will help you save money and stay safe.
For a comprehensive list of state-by-state construction laws, visit the Work Zone Traffic Laws on the Governors Highway Safety Association website. There can be many differences between states.
You're riding through Maryland and come upon a marked work zone without any workers present. You decide to maintain your current speed through the work zone. You can be pulled over and cited up to $1,000, even if there's no one at work. However, in Pennsylvania, the violations are only enforced if workers are present at the site.
We Have a History of Helping Bikers
Since 1982, we've been helping injured motorcyclists recover the money they deserve. We're proud to help bikers who have been hurt in serious motorcycle accidents. By successfully recovering verdicts and settlements for our clients, we can help them put their lives back together after severe injuries.
Don't take our word for it, see some of the settlements we've recover for our injured motorcycle clients:
We respect bikers. We fight big insurance companies that force small settlements on injured riders. We'll protect your legal rights and seek the maximum amount of money for your injuries. Don't hesitate to call us; we're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're here to help handle your hassles, so you can get back to what's most important – living your life and getting better.
Motorcycle Injury Caused by Construction Zone? Call Our Attorneys Now!
After a motorcycle accident, you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain of what you should do. If you have questions, we'll answer them. Just pick up the phone and call our legal professionals today. We're available at 412-394-1000, and we answer the phones 24/7. Or, you can fill out our free online legal consultation in the top right corner of this page. Either way, we're here to help you.
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