If you speed through work zones in the Metro East the Illinois Department of Transportation will be looking for you.  It's part of a crackdown that includes the use of speed indicator boards in work zones, which will flash when people are driving faster than they should be.  

IDOT Spokesperson Paris Ervin says this isn't the first time they've taken steps to protect workers in construction zones.

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The state logs about seven thousand work zone crashes every year, 19 of those usually result in a death.  Drivers who hit workers in construction zones could face up to 14 years in prison and a ten-thousand dollar fine.

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