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Work Zone Crashes, Teen Fatalities Down in Illinois
Two just-released sets of statistics tell the same story, Illinois roadways are getting safer. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, work zone fatalities in 2008 were down 29.6% from 2003. 44 people, including five construction workers, were killed in Illinois work zone crashes in 2003.
NJ "Move Over" Law Aims to Safeguard Cops
State Police Sgt. Antonio Casais never saw the dump truck that rammed into the back of his patrol car, but he'll never forget those harrowing seconds after.
GA Driving Law Too Lenient?
Oconee County sheriff's Deputy David Gilstrap believed in the state's move-over law so much he often would command a pulled-over speeder to sit tight while he chased down a driver who'd just whizzed by in the right lane.
'Move Over Bill' Passes Alabama House
Rep. Jimmy Martin is calling this year’s Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature “very workable” and “productive” thus far. Martin’s “Move Over Law,” a measure requiring motorists to move over for emergency vehicles parked on the side of the highway when possible, passed the House this week and is on its way to the Senate.
Record Air, Land and Speed Effort in Virginia
Operation Air, Land, and Speed returned to Interstates 95 and 81 and yielded 8,152 summonses and arrests during the two-day enforcement operation which took place Saturday and Sunday.
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