Drive Safely

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Dear Friend,As we enter the highway construction season, it is important to be aware of your surroundings when on the road.This year, there will be more than 300 construction projects underway throughout Indiana. During this time, the Indiana Department of Transportation will be utilizing work zone signage, traffic alerts and social media to inform motorists of upcoming and ongoing projects. An interactive map can be found online to see the projects currently under construction. You can also use INDOT’s TrafficWise map to view current work zones and real-time traffic conditions.On average, crashes in INDOT work zones have killed at least 12 people each year since 2014. In these accidents, about 80 percent of the casualties are motorists or their passengers.To reduce the number of accidents, INDOT encourages you to stay alert, slow down, minimize distractions and plan ahead. Always be on the lookout for reduced speed limits, narrow lanes and workers, and avoid using cellphones.You can learn more about the Indiana Department of Transportation, upcoming projects and travel conditions at www.in.gov/indot.last_img