Police to monitor east Tulsa construction zones
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Monday, December 10, 2012
Police this week will be patrolling construction zones in and around east Tulsa for drivers violating posted speed limits.
Officers with the traffic unit of the Tulsa Police Department’s Mingo Valley Division will be randomly monitoring construction zones on U.S. 169 and throughout the division, which encompasses streets east of Sheridan Road and south of Interstate 244, Monday through Friday, according to a news release.
No warnings will be issued, police said. A citation could mean a fine between $150 and $500, 10 days in jail or both.
“Drivers are reminded to remain alert, refrain from using all electronic communication devices and heed all warning signs when approaching marked construction zones,” police said.
Two construction workers and 11 others were killed in construction zones last year, according to the release. Nearly 800 people were injured in construction-zone collisions statewide in 2011.