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HIGHWAY SAFETY
(2007-05-03)
(wgvu) - A STATE REPORT OUT TODAY (THURSDAY) SAYS
THAT ACCIDENTS IN HIGHWAY WORK ZONES DROPPED BY A FIFTH IN 2006.
THE FIGURES COME FROM THE MICHIGAN GIVE 'EM A BRAKE SAFETY
COALITION, WHICH REPRESENTS WORKERS, BUILDERS, POLICE AND OTHERS.
THE REPORT SAYS PART OF THE CREDIT GOES TO REVISED WORK-ZONE
SPEED LIMITS.
MOTORISTS USED TO BE TOLD TO SLOW TO 45 MILES PER HOUR WHENEVER
THEY ENTERED A HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION ZONE.
STARTING LAST YEAR, MOTORISTS ONLY NEED TO DO SO WHERE WORKERS
ARE PRESENT.
ACCORDING TO THE COALITION, THE NUMBER OF WORK-ZONE CRASHES
DROPPED 20 PERCENT TO 52-HUNDRED-16.
EIGHTEEN PEOPLE DIED, DOWN FROM 20 IN 2005.

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