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Work zone awareness, DOTO and Gov. warn drivers about dangerous driving

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal declared April 7-11 Work Zone Awareness Week across the state.

DOTD says the awareness week reminds drives to use extra caution when driving through road construction zones, like one along East 70th street. In 2012, accidents in Louisiana's work zones caused 661 injuries and 12 deaths. Drivers are told to keep their passengers, themselves and road workers in mind.

"We really want to encourage people to slow down, to obey that posted speed limit and to avoid distracted driving," Susan Stafford, with DOTD, said. "You've got people out there working, that's their office. We really need people to be cognizant of those folks out there."

DOTD expects construction along East 70th Street to be completed later in May.

 

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