Slow down, put down your phone: Police warn drivers in construct - Quincy News, Weather, Sports, and Radio

Slow down, put down your phone: Police warn drivers in construction zones


(WGEM) -- As warmer weather arrives, more road construction will be getting underway. And authorities are warning, they've adopted a zero tolerance approach to drivers who speed through work zones.

Troopers with the Illinois State Police are not only looking for speeders, but also drivers on their cell phones.

Police say highway construction is dangerous work, but shouldn't be deadly. "We want to urge drivers to be alert and distraction free while driving, especially through a work zone," said Illinois State Police District 20 Commander, Captain, Robert Elliott.

If you're caught using your phone in a construction zone, the fine is $120 in Illinois.

A speeding ticket in a work zone will cost you $375.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WGEM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Woodworth at 217-228-6617. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at