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      Dept. of Transportation's 'Reality Check' clears up transportation myths

      In an attempt to clear up misconceptions about transportation in the state, the Michigan Department of Transportation has launched a series of videos called "Reality Check."

      In an attempt to clear up misconceptions about transportation in the state, the Michigan Department of Transportation has launched a series of videos called "Reality Check."

      The series examines myths and misconceptions about the transportation industry and offer up why MDOT operates the way it does.

      "There are many myths and rumors about transportation in Michigan, often repeated, that either aren't quite true or are flat-out wrong," said Kirk Steudle, State Transportation Director. "Getting these cleared up is an important step to having a logical and open discussion about the real problems facing Michigan's transportation infrastructure."

      The videos address concepts like salt usage, why signs are replaced when they are, the safety of roundabouts, truck weights, and gas prices' effect on fuel tax revenues.