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.
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