Welcome to the Drive Alive Web site.
This site is for
parents, teens and businesses in Indiana. The
site has information that can help parents prepare teen
drivers for the road ahead. The goal is to reduce teen
deaths on local roads!
They are everywhere this time of year.
Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Please use
caution and common sense when driving through
highway work zones.
While driving through
a work zone make sure to stay alert and pay
attention; speed limits are reduced, lanes may
narrow, and workers may be present. Slow down and
safely merge as soon as you see the signs; this will
allow traffic to flow smoothly. Keep a safe distance
on all sides of your vehicles. Minimize distractions
and expect construction delays. Allow extra travel
time, and if necessary select an alternate route to
reach your destination safely.
Four out of five
people who die in highway work zones are either
vehicle drivers or passengers.
In Indiana in
2013, 13 people were killed and more than 300
injured in Indiana Department of Transportation
zone crashes are caused by:
closely; unsafe lane movement; failure to yield
right-of-way; ran off roadway; ran over object
improper lane change; driver inattention;
and speeding too fast.
Nationally, four out of five
people killed in work zones are drivers and
passengers – not highway workers.
Rear-end crashes are the most common type
of work zone crash.
It takes just one minute more to travel
through a two-mile work zone at 45 mph than 65
Areas where traffic is entering or leaving
work zones are often more dangerous because
drivers may be changing lanes and merging.
Most fatal work zone crashes occur on
roads with speed limits greater than 50 mph.
Fatal work zone crashes occur most often
in summer and fall
First time citations for speeding in a
work zone result in a $300 fine. The fine increases
to $500 for a second offense and $1,000 for a third
offense within three years. Motorists who drive
recklessly or aggressively through a work zone face
fines up to $5,000. Drivers who injure or kill a
highway worker may end up paying a $10,000 fine and
serving up to eight years behind bars. Fines
generated from the work zone law are used to fund
additional work zone patrols in an around work
Department of Transportation
Know road construction and conditions
you depart by visiting
up-to-the-minute traffic information, detours and
road construction BEFORE you leave.
You may also want to check
http//www.weather.com website to find the
weather conditions of the interstates and roads you
will be traveling.