INDOT truck could be State Trooper in disguise - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

INDOT truck could be State Trooper in disguise

Posted:
ISP/INDOT Photo ISP/INDOT Photo

From the outside, it looks just like a standard Indiana Department of Transportation truck. Inside, you won't find an INDOT worker. Instead, you'll find a uniformed Indiana State Police Trooper on patrol.

ISP and INDOT unveiled the first truck Wednesday in Indianapolis. They say the $32,000 vehicles will be used for ISP work zone enforcement across the state.

INDOT says four out of every five people killed in highway work zones are motorists, not highway workers. The top causes of work zone crashes in 2010 were following too closely, improper lane change and failure to yield the right of way. ISP believes Troopers in the pickups will be better able to spot the violations.

ISP says use of the pickups is in addition to traditional marked and unmarked vehicles, including motorcycle patrols and unmarked Mustangs.

Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

WSJV-TV FOX 28
58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.