Watch out for Oklahoma Highway CrewsAuthor/Presenter: Gammill, Don
The “Oklahoma Highway Workers: Give ’Em a Brake” campaign that began in 1995 is still needed. The idea is to remind motorists to slow down and pay attention around highway crews. After Larry Dunlap of Sayre, Oklahoma was struck and critically injured while flagging in a work zone on a state highway, House Bill 2474 was passed. Under the bill, you can be fined up to $1,000 for speeding, $5,000 for endangering workers, and $10,000 for causing the death of a worker in a construction or maintenance zone.