Illinois work zones pose dangers for drivers and workers alike when motorists do not take the proper care when passing through them. Accidents in a work zone have a higher rate of fatality than other crashes for a variety of reasons. Even though the State of Illinois has taken actions to protect workers in these construction zones, there is still an elevated number of fatalities each year. Illinois drivers may simply not be paying enough attention when they pass through the work zones.
Work zones present a number of increased dangers for both drivers and the people working in them. The lanes are narrower and changing traffic patterns, causing difficulties for even drivers who are paying full attention. The dangers are compounded when the driver is distracted or speeding. Moreover, there is road construction equipment located right on the side of the highway.