Ind. police go undercover in work zones in truck

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

State police and the Indiana Department of Transportation have unveiled the first of the state police's latest undercover vehicles - white pickup trucks resembling INDOT work trucks.

Officials said Wednesday the trucks are equipped with police lighting, sirens, radios and radar and will be operated by uniformed troopers on unmarked patrols.

INDOT and state police officials say the unmarked patrols will encourage motorists to drive more carefully in construction zones.

Officials say troopers in the white trucks also will more easily spot motorists who are following too closely, changing lanes improperly or failing to yield the right of way. Those are the leading causes of work zone crashes.

The Dodge Ram 1500 trucks cost about $32,000 each.

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