|INDOT Kicks Off Work Zone Awareness Week|
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|Sunday, April 22, 2012 10:15 PM|
Indiana Department of Transportation Chief Operations Officer Troy Woodruff joined Indiana Department of Labor Commissioner Lori Torres to mark the ceremonial start of road construction season with National Work Zone Awareness Week, which runs through Friday, April 27.
Gov. Mitch Daniels’ Major Moves program has provided
more than $1 billion in highway projects will begin construction in
Indiana this year.
year, INDOT and the Indiana State Police launched a new police vehicle
designed to look like the white pickups used by construction personnel.
Because the vehicles blend into construction zones, the troopers driving
them are twice as likely to identify Following Too Closely violations
and eight times more likely to identify Failure to Signal Lane Change
*Stay alert! Look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers.
*Pay attention. Work zone signs will tell you what to expect ahead.
*Merge gradually. If drivers merge safely as soon as they see the signs, traffic will flow more smoothly.
*Slow down. You may encounter slowed or stopped traffic within seconds.
*Don’t tailgate. Maintain a safe distance on all sides of your vehicle.
*Minimize distractions. The three C’s – cell phones, CDs and coffee – are the primary causes of driver inattention.
*Plan ahead. Expect delays and allow extra travel time. Select an alternate route if you are running late.
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 2:13 PM|