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MDOT REPORTS LOWER CRASHES
(2007-05-31)
(wgvu) -
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) - Highway construction zone accidents
were down 20 percent last year from the year prior.
And there were fewer injuries and deaths from crashes occurring
in work zones.
That's according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Last year, the state limited motorist speeds to 60 miles per
hour in construction zones. And where workers are present, speed
limits are 45 miles per hour.
Michigan's Give 'em a Brake Safety Coalition Chairman Bob Felt
says the new speed limits have improved traffic flow. He says those
improvements also contribute to enhanced safety for workers,
drivers and passengers.
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