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Operation Workzone Safety Kicks Off

Reported: Jun. 2, 2014 4:15 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Dave Benton) -- Road construction is upon us, and police are cracking down on drivers who speed through those zones.
Operation Work Zone Safety kicked off Monday.

Crews have been working on for quite a while on Interstate 64 between Hal Greer Boulevard and the 29th Street Exits.

As more people are taking to the roads, police are cracking down to keep the number of road crew fatalities down. Police say drivers need to pay close attention to changes and movements of traffic as well as the location of road crews who at times have no choice but to work close to traffic.

“I really wonder if speed limits in some of these work zones ought to be less than what it is,” Danny Pauley of Huntington said. “I know a lot of motorists might be mad at me for saying that, especially being a retired law enforcement officer. But I'm a firm believer that they need to slow her down and need to give some tickets. I think that might help in saving a lot of people's lives.”

The operation runs until November.



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