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Work zone speed enforcement efforts focused on writing more tickets


A team of West Virginia agencies has determined that writing tickets is the most effective way to get motorists to drive the 55 mph speed limit through work zones.
There’s a renewed effort underway by the state Division of Highways, West Virginia State Police, the state Public Service Commission and other agencies to slow down drivers in hopes of avoiding work zone accidents.
The first targeted enforcement took place for a few hours Friday afternoon on Interstate 64 between Nitro and Scott Depot where the road is being widened to six lanes along with the construction of a new bridge over the Kanawha River. It didn’t take long for troopers and PSC commercial traffic enforcement crews to find speeders.
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