Department of Transportation has added new message signs on I-43
in Milwaukee to warn truckdrivers if they're driving too fast
heading into a hazardous curve. The effort is designed to reduce
rollover warning system will warn truckers to slow down if it
detects they are exceeding the 50-mph speed limit on southbound
I-43 in the area just north of North Avenue.
collected from 1996 to 2001 show that there have been 291 crashes
- 68 involving trucks - in the curve. Of those truck accidents,
20 percent of truckers said they lost control.
WisDOT will compare crash statistics with the message boards installed
to figures collected before their installation to see if they
make a difference.