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Work Zone Awareness Week

In Florida, 90 percent of people killed in work zones are motorists and pedestrians.

The Florida Department of Transportation says speeding and not paying attention contributes to many of these accidents.

As part of National Work Zone Awareness Week Florida troopers plan to go undercover to curbs these drivers. This means troopers that may be dressed as construction workers but armed with lasers to enforce the rules of the road.

“We have different types of enforcement techniques, but our goal is try to gain compliance, not to write tickets. It's to try to make people understand the need to obey the rules,” says Maj Ernie Duarte of the FHP.

In 2003, more than 100 people died in more than 3,500 work zone accidents.


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