Highway Patrol: Use Common Sense In Work Zones

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Bismarck – With construction season in full swing across all of North Dakota, the Highway Patrol is urging common sense when hitting the road for that family vacation.

This year the state is spending 370 million dollars to upgrade the states highway system.

That includes Interstate 94, as well as Highway’s 2 and 83.

And all that constructions means workers will be on the side of the road, some exposed to traffic at all hours of the day.

The Highway Patrol is urging everyone to slow down and make smart decisions while traveling through work zones.

They say they’ve seen drivers do some pretty dangerous things while in construction zones.

“We talk alot about phones, but we’ve seen people out there eating a burger, we see people just looking around to see what the landscape looks like, there’s a lot of distractions beyone the phone. Phones are normally what we talk about having it up to your ear even bluetooth with your phojne could also be a distraction as well too”, said Lt Steven Fischer with the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Violators of posted speed limits or other infractions in a work zone can face hundreds of dollars in fines.

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