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Reduce Distractions When Entering Workzones

This is Workzone Awareness week in the state of Missouri.  Area Engineer Michael Marriott says the main reason to raise awareness is to reduce accidents.

He says MoDOT has two suggestions for anyone getting into their vehicle to drive.  Buckle Up and Phone Down.

He says hands-free devices help to reduce distractions, but it does not eliminate them.

Marriott says if you have someone with you in the vehicle, let them handle the calls and texts, or better yet, turn the phone off.

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