Roadside work zones are very dangerous places to be. Vehicles speed by workers, drivers get irritated because they are often forced to slow down, and the nature of the job puts construction workers at risk for injury. For these reasons and others, Virginia drivers are asked to proceed carefully when maneuvering through construction zones.
Speeding or driving in a reckless manner can cause serious injuries to you or those in the work zone. Additionally, it can result in hefty fines, as penalties are increased when violations occur in work zones.
What You Can Expect When Driving Dangerously in Work Zones
If you decide to drive above the speed limit in one of these areas, you can expect to pay for your mistake. According to Virginia Code, any motorist who drives through a work zone above the posted speed limit is subject to receive a fine of no more than $500. However, the zone has to meet specific criteria in order to count as a work zone. In order for the police officer to charge you with this type of infraction, the zone has to be clearly marked and workers have to be present. If not, the ticket may not hold up.
When You’re in Trouble, We Are Here to Help
Everyone makes mistakes, and if you were accused of driving recklessly in a work zone, the attorneys of Tavss Fletcher want to help. Contact us today and find out how we have helped many in the Virginia Beach area and how we may be able to do the same for you.