As roadwork continues on Interstate 10 in Metairie between Clearview Parkway and Veterans Blvd., State Police are advising motorists to obey the speed limit and stay focused on their driving when passing through that area to avoid crashes.
Crashes have been occurring in the construction zone, and Trooper Melissa Matey blames them on driver error or driver violations.
"Driver violation or driver error causes crashes, and crashes are preventable," Matey said. "A lot of them being careless operation or improper lane usage, driver impairment or driver distraction."
State Police also remind motorists that texting while driving is illegal in Louisiana.