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Distracted Driving in Work Zones

When drivers are distracted while approaching a highway construction zone, the results can be deadly. Illinois State Police Trooper Calvin Dye Jr. explains what happened Dec. 15 when a truck driver traveling on I-55 took his eyes off the road to reach for his cup of tea. Video courtesy of the Belleville News-Democrat ( For tips on driving through work zones, click here.

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The Toll of Work Zone Safety Lapses

Earlier this month, state departments of transportation highlighted the importance of work zone safety and paid tribute to DOT workers who have lost their lives on the job. Video courtesy of aashtovideo (Transportation TV) via YouTube. For the full safety tip, click here.

New Cell Phone Restrictions in Wis.

A new Wisconsin law banning handheld cell phone use while driving through work zones went into effect this month. Video courtesy of WBAY.

How to Zipper Merge

This video from the Kansas Department of Transportation demonstrates the zipper merge technique and explains its safety and traffic-flow benefits near work zones. For the full safety tip, click here.

Merging Near Work Zones

In this video, kids help explain the merits of zipper merging compared to early merging when approaching a work zone in heavy traffic. Video courtesy of the Missouri Department of Transportation. For the full safety tip, click here.

How to Drive Near an Active Work Zone

In recognition of National Work Zone Safety Week, this WJAC Channel 6 news report highlights the importance of slowing down when driving near an active construction zone. You may want to pass this along to your drivers as a reminder. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

Kentucky Targets Distracted Driving in Work Zones

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is working to raise awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving – especially through work zones. For more information, click here.