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Drivers urged to be careful in highway work zones

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Office with speed gun

An officer checks for speeders in a work-zone (AP Photo)

As highway construction ramps up with the warmer weather, state leaders are urging motorists to be extra careful when driving in work zones.

Illinois has more than 7000 work zone accidents a year.

In 2012, there were 19 accident deaths in highway work areas and all but two involved motorists.

Officials emphasize that the ban on cell phone use in work zones is a major factor in reducing accidents.

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