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RI to invest $2M in wrong-way driver alert system

RI to invest $2M in wrong-way driver alert system

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island transportation officials are investing $2 million in a system to reduce the number of wrong-way drivers on the state's major roadways.

The Department of Transportation will install the system at 20 locations as early as April. The locations will include off-ramps on Interstate-95, Interstate-195 and Route 146.

The news comes days after a fatal crash on I-95 that police blame on a wrong-way driver.

The department's Robert Rocchio says there is at least one fatal crash a year caused by a wrong-way driver.

Two wrong-way signs would flash to alert any wrong-way driver. If the driver keeps going, state police would be notified, and a warning could be placed on overhead digital highway signs.

More markers will be placed on off-ramps.

 

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