The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) is asking commercial vehicle drivers to slow it down in construction zones after catching a truck driver going nearly 30 m.p.h. over the speed limit in a work zone, resulting in a fine of more than $500.
On Monday, OHP provided details on a traffic stop that occurred last week.
“Trooper Zach Wright #490 stopped this semi driver last week going 64 mph in a 35 mph work zone on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike. There were construction workers present at the time. The driver said he was trying to slow down but there were 4 speed limit signs and a construction warning about a mile before Trooper Wright clocked him. We had a similar incident on I-35 a couple weeks ago when a semi driver didn’t slow down for construction and two people lost their lives. Not paying attention can have devastating consequences,” OHP said.
OHP shared a photo of the citation issued to the truck driver, showing a fine of $514 for the violation of speeding in a construction zone.