Ohio DOT cracks down on construction zone speeders

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) gave Toledo, Ohio, police $50,000 to hire extra patrols in the construction zone on I-475 and on I-75 at the split, WTOL-11 (Toledo, Ohio) reports.

The campaign, called “50 is Nifty,” targets speeders through the 50 mph construction zone, according to the report.

The television reports that an ODOT spokesperson says the lower speed limit is not only important for the safety of the workers but for the safety of drivers as well.

The crackdown is set to continue through the life of the project, which is expected to last three years, according to the report.