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Speeding and distraction rising in newly construction-free area


There are many reasons why a car accident can happen in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. From distracted driving to drunk driving to speeding and other reckless behaviors, a crash can result and cause injuries and death. Some crashes might happen for unusual and unexpected reasons, such as a different traffic pattern or even the completion of construction that had once slowed traffic. No matter the cause, after a crash there can be medical bills, lost wages and other problems for the victim. A legal filing might be the most viable strategy to be compensated after a motor vehicle accident.

According to a recent report, a certain road from Pittsburgh to Kittanning, Route 28, has changed from an area where there was construction and warnings to slow down in the area to a clear road. Also, traffic lights have been removed at two separate bridges. Although this might be viewed positively, this is believed to have raised the number of accidents that occur in that area.

Traffic is moving at a faster rate and it might result in drivers not being as attentive as they should be. Anecdotal evidence with emergency crews responding to accidents on a regular basis are compelling as to the growing danger in the area. Speeding drivers and distracted drivers are believed to be major issues in the rise in the number of accidents. The road itself makes it difficult to enforce speed limits and for officers to pull the vehicles over. The biggest problem is believed to be driver behavior stemming from the removal of construction and traffic lights.

When there is a car accident, there are myriad factors that must be considered when assessing it. The area in which it happened and prevalent driving behaviors are examples of those factors. Given the possibility of serious injury, the need for long-term medical care, being unable to work and other problems, it is critical for people to consider all aspects of a crash, including road changes and driver activities. Those who have suffered motor vehicle accident injuries may need to get more information to move forward with a legal filing.

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