Watch your speed through construction zones

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s that time of year again, road work is at its peak and drivers are anxious to get to their destination.

We’ve all seen the signs before construction zones warning drivers to reduce their speed, and there’s a reason for that.

There were more than 87,000 crashes in work zones in 2010, according to the Department of Transportation’s most recent data.

Enfield resident Tim Dailey told 22News if he’s in a rush, he does his best to avoid road work, “That can be a problem quite frankly. We’ve seen some through rush hour where we’ve gotten stopped a little bit but luckily, we know the back roads well enough to get around it.”

In Massachusetts, you could get slapped with a hefty fine for driving over the work zone speed limit. Regardless of whether construction crews are out on the road.

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