Innovative ‘Driving Dead’ Series Continues with Buzzed Driving Message

The innovative Illinois Department of Transportation’s safe driving campaign, “The Driving Dead,” has posted the next episode in the series which features actor Michael Rooker and zombies.

The nearly 10-minute video, “The Gas Station,” tells the story of how even a single beer can impair one’s ability to make the kinds of critical decisions needed to drive safely.

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Transportation agencies can find big audiences and opportunities in winter emergencies

As the nation recovers from this week’s arctic blast, it seems like a good time to reflect on how we fared getting around on frozen roads, tracks and trails.

Departments of transportation – whether at the local or state level – found themselves the focus of much attention, as did most transit agencies. When the weather turned brutally cold, the questions from drivers and transit riders really came down to this simple question: “Can I get where I need to go?”

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