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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 (BND.com). 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.

Transportation Group Launches Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials have set their slogan for this year's National Work Zone Awareness Week campaign from April 11-15 that urges motorists and workers to take basic steps to prevent crashes and occupational injuries in work zones.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Work Zone Precautions

Highway construction and maintenance season is now under way, so here are 10 work-zone safety tips from the Federal Highway Administration and the New York Department of Transportation.