INDOT stresses work zone safety

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – The road construction season has started and the Indiana Department of Transportation is reminding people to slow down.

Gov. Mike Pence named April 7- 11 Work Zone Awareness Week. The campaign entitled Work Zone Speeding — A Costly Mistake reminds drivers to be more cautious in construction zones.

INDOT spokeswoman Debbie Calder said they have many projects planned for the summer and safety is a priority.

“We’d like to stress this week and take this time to remind people that it’s not only important for our workers in our maintenance and construction to stay safe, but four out of five people killed or injured in a work zone are motorists [or] someone in the car. We want to keep everyone safe,” said Calder.

Fines for speeding through work zones can cost thousands of dollars. Crashes causing injury or death to an Indiana highway worker can mean up to eight years in jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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