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Truckers: Closing Ind. rest stops safety issue

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Indiana’s decision to close six rest areas is causing concern among truckers who use the facilities to rest.

The Indiana Department of Transportation shut down six of the state’s 36 rest stops in mid-January. The move is expected to save about $900,000 a year, but truckers are concerned safety will be at risk.

The department says it considered maintenance costs, customer demand and proximity to other rest areas before padlocking the Indiana rest stops.

Truckers tell The Indianapolis Star the closures eliminate more than 100 potential truck parking places.

Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com

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