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Bernthal The Way It Oughta Be: Construction Site

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(KPLR) - I brought my chair to this construction site because there seems to be some confusion about driving through them.  Many of you believe that the work zone speed limits don't apply when there are no workers present.  They do.  I don't agree with it and here's why.

Too many times you've driven through a work zone speed limit only to see no workers around.  So you don't slow down.  But guess what.  Other drivers do.  So know you have some folks doing 70 miles per hour and some folks doing 45 miles per hour. Now that's dangerous.

I'd like to see flashing lights when workers are present so everyone knows; okay this really is a good idea to slow down.  I really am helping to make this stretch safer.

And if there ever was a place for speed cameras, a construction zone would be it.   Send the money collected from fines to the families of workers killed or injured.

I'm JB and that's The Way It Oughta Be.