By Tony Lopez

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Four people are recovering from an early morning accident on Interstate 5 in Sacramento.

Fortunately, none of their injuries are considered to be major. It’s the latest crash being blamed on a wrong-way driver.

What is Caltrans doing to prevent these type of crashes?

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More than a dozen Sacramento-area on-ramps are now equipped with larger “do not enter” signs and sensors that alert the CHP when a wrong way driver is detected.

“If a vehicle is driving the wrong way up a ramp it automatically sets off the blinking wrong way sign with LED lights and also takes a photograph of the vehicle,” said CHP spokesperson Gilbert Mohtes-Chan.

The agency is also installing millions of red plastic reflectors on state highways aimed in the wrong direction to make it obvious to wrong-way drivers they’ve made a mistake. Researchers are now trying to determine if the efforts are working.

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Installation of the new warning signals began in 2015 after 24-people died in wrong-way crashes in the Sacramento and San Diego areas.


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