Transportation authorities in Pennsylvania will start using camera technology to automatically detect and ticket drivers who speed in work zones.
Starting later this year, PennDOT will begin using an “automated work zone speed enforcement device” designed to catch drivers exceeding the speed limit in road work zones, according to WTAE.
The speed enforcement device will work by taking photos of the license plates of speeding vehicles. Any driver traveling 11 m.p.h. or more will receive a warning in the mail on their first offense. On the second speeding offense, a driver could face a fine of $75 to $150.
Revenue generated by the speeding citation will be divided between state police, the Motor License Fund, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
Pennsylvania transportation officials pushed for the automated speed enforcement technology following the deaths of two workers who were struck by vehicles while performing road work in 2018.
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