PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WOWK) — Police are cracking down on individuals dashing in work zones.
Officers say the work zone close to the Nitro-St. Albans Bridge is a giant challenge. Police have been writing tickets in hopes of individuals slowing down.
Officials say they’ve had loads of crashes within the space and that’s why they’re doing this. They need individuals to keep in mind that these development employees are actual individuals with households. It’s additionally not just for the security of the employees however for drivers as properly.
Police are utilizing a lidar laser, which is extra correct than radar to catch individuals dashing. They line the automobile up with the pink circle contained in the display to see their pace.
“This just is not a state problem here in West Virginia,” mentioned Shane Hudnall, with the West Virginia Division of Highways. “Our neighbors from the north and ODOT just reported yesterday their eighty-second vehicle was struck by a vehicle. Eighty-second, that’s 82 just this year that’s been struck and life-threatened [sic] injuries. So, we’re doing better than Ohio, but we don’t want to see one more.”
Officials say that is probably the most development they’ve had within the historical past of the Division of Highways.
Today was the primary day in a collection of labor zone enforcement. Law enforcement will even goal Morgantown, Beckley and Barboursville.