Sharing the road with road crews

With spring here, motorists can expect to see more road crews at work. The state Department of Transportation is urging motorists to keep an eye

SMITHTOWN - With spring here, motorists can expect to see more road crews at work. The state Department of Transportation is urging motorists to keep an eye out for road workers to avoid fatal collisions. According to the DOT, there were 392 work zone crashes across New York last year, 100 of which occurred on Long Island. The state's "move over" law has been expanded to include DOT crews, requiring all drivers to give workers safe clearance on the roadways. Drivers must be mindful of work zone speed limits as well. Failing to slow down in a construction zone will result in a two-point driver's license violation, as well as a minimum $150 fine for the first offense.

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