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Among the many different kinds of accidents that cause catastrophic injuries, one type that is preventable is the collision of vehicles approaching or going through road work areas. Thousands of these special work areas are present every year around Orange County and the rest of Southern California, showing that local and state municipalities are doing their part to maintain California’s roads. Drivers need to do their part as well and pay attention to the specific laws surrounding road work areas. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has issued an updated traffic code for 2010. Part of this code shows that different driving laws now apply to road work areas. The document specifies that “normal driving conditions” do not apply to road work environments. Some of the extra restrictions involve a moratorium on passing vehicles and changing lanes while approaching these work areas. In order to prevent tragic pile-ups related to lane changes, bulky equipment and some of the other hazards of road work areas, drivers need to educate themselves about their responsibilities when they encounter Southern California road crews doing their best to improve roads throughout the state. If you have experienced injury in an accident involving road work areas, or any other incident causing catastrophic injuries, call our Los Angeles catastrophic injury lawyer, Samer Habbas. This experienced personal injury attorney works hard to get you what you deserve under the law. Call The Law Offices of Samer Habbas today at 888-848-5084 find out about all of your options in pursuing your case.