Work zones are areas of construction or maintenance work on the road.
Areas with defined boundaries, such as this area marked with cones, are stationary work zones.
Maintenance vehicles such as this one moving at a slow pace are called mobile work zones.
When approaching a work zone, you will see signs indicating changes in speed or detours, and where the zone ends.
When drivers do not follow these signs, they can end up seriously injuring themselves or the construction workers nearby. This can have serious consequences, such as this man being hit while working on a highway when a driver would not slow down.
The driver, on the other hand, can face charges based on the severity of the incident. If no one is hurt, they could be given a ticket.However, if they seriously injure or kill another person, they could face serious charges or jail time.