ODOT Reminds Motorists to Use Caution in Construction Zones

Three Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) crews have been hit by motorists in just one week.

 

ODOT said all of them could have been much worse and could have been avoided.

 

Now, ODOT is reminding people once again to watch out for crews in work zones. 

 

When people see signs telling them about a work zone or see the flashing lights, they should move over and slow down.

 

Even when drivers are not in a work zone, there are signs reminding you to move over for stopped vehicles with flashing lights. 

 

According to ODOT, equipment, vehicles, or workers were hit 178 times in 2019. That’s down from 200 in 2018, but ODOT said just one is one too many.

 

Moving over for vehicles with flashing lights is the law in Ohio.

 

 According to ODOT’s website, drivers can be fined up to $300 for their first violation.