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South Florida Highways Testing New Wrong Way Warning Tech

South Florida Highways Testing New Wrong Way Warning Tech

Florida Transportation officials are hoping a two-year pilot program will save countless lives from wrong-way drivers.

They're installing new electronic signs that can actually detect when someone is driving the wrong way.

Chad Huff with Florida's Turnpike says it's more than just giant lighting fixture -- as it also snaps photos of license plates and contacts police.

10 signs will be installed this summer on the Turnpike Extension and 5 will be added to the Sawgrass.

The program expected to cost an estimated $340,000, and the technology could also be tested across other portions of the state.

South Florida has seen dozens of wrong way crashes and fatalities over the years, most recently involving two young women who were killed on the Sawgrass Expressway.

(Photo: CBS 4)

 

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