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Last updated on Tuesday, July 9, 2013
(UNDATED) - State Police have some new vehicles on the roads that you may not notice until it’s too late.
Along with the usual patrol cars, State Police have nine F-150 pickup trucks in highway work zones around the state.
The trucks are designed to look like ordinary construction trucks
INDOT says troopers will be on the lookout for speeders, but also for tailgaters the most common cause of accidents in work zones.
ISP Deputy Commissioner Sam Sarvis says the trucks are equipped with laser technology to measure the distance between passing vehicles. The goal is to make work zones safer, not to issue tickets.
Troopers says motorist typically slow down when they see a marked cruiser, the unmarked trucks will allow troopers to catch driver who simply are not paying attention.
And while the trucks have been on the roads for a while, troopers hope calling attention to them will get drivers to wonder whether the pickups they see are police vehicles or not, and prompt them to drive more carefully.
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