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Construction Zone Speed Enforcement

ARCHIVED PRESS RELEASE: Published 1-9-2014

Mingo Valley Traffic Unit Officers will be randomly monitoring the construction zones in this area through the end of the month in an effort to increase the safety of construction zone workers and reduce traffic collisions in these areas.  A citation issued for speeding in a construction zone ranges from $150 to up to $500 and/or 10 days in jail; NO WARNINGS will be issued.

Drivers are reminded to remain alert, use their seatbelts, refrain from using all electronic communication devices and heed all warning signs when approaching marked construction zones.  Drivers are also encouraged to use caution and pay special attention to the posted speed limits in construction zones.  It is the goal of the Traffic Unit to reduce the frequency and severity of collisions occurring in construction zones.

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