Police step up enforcement in construction work zones

Published: Sunday, Apr. 19, 2009 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
The Sacramento Police Department, in partnership with the city of Sacramento's transportation, utilities and parks and recreation departments, has increased enforcement in construction zones.
In July 2004, while flagging traffic at a work site, Tony Pontiliana was struck by a pickup truck, according to a news release. He died in October 2006 as a result of his injuries, the release states.
This is the fourth year of the Tony Pontiliana Work Zone Safety Awareness Campaign. Officers will specifically look for speeding, unsafe lane changes, and other violations that pose a direct threat to workers within the construction zone.
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