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Wrecks rise in work zones

Wrecks rise in work zones

ODOT and troopers want your full attention on the road.


By JARREL WADE World Staff Writer

Published: 4/17/2010 2:22 AM
Last Modified: 4/17/2010 4:50 AM

Whenever there's a fatality on an Oklahoma highway, troopers and highway workers have to clean up the mess.

That means cleaning up car parts, glass and blood, but it also means notifying people's families of their deaths, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. George Brown said.

"We have to knock on a lot of doors," he said. "Lately, we have to knock on a lot of doors because someone is talking on their cell phone."

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol came together Friday to encourage Oklahomans to put down their cell phones and pay attention, especially while driving through construction zones... FULL ARTICLE

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