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Illinois State Police are calling for drivers to pay better attention by reminding you they're watching.

Illinois State Police are cracking down on drivers who speed in construction zones, reminding drivers to decrease to the speed limit immediately when entering a work site. There is no grace period to slow down. 
     
Authorities are enforcing laws with help from a speed enforcement van. It monitors speed limit using two radar units. 
     
Police say it's not only a matter of safety for works on state roads but for drivers as well.

"Ninety-five percent of the fatalities that we deal with in the state of Illinois, it's the motorist coming into the construction zones," said. Trooper Jason Wilson. "It's not the workers themselves, it's usually the motorist that have a much greater chance of being injured or killed in a construction area."

The van's radar is triggered if a driver is speeding, activating a camera that snaps a photo of your license plate allowing authorities to better enforce the rules of the road.