Expect Cameras In PA Highway Work Zones

Pennsylvania will place cameras in highway construction work zones as part of a pilot program to discourage speeding and improve safety. Gov. Wolf has signed a law that calls for cameras to record licenses plates of anyone going more than 11 miles per hour above the limit while workers are present. Violators will get a written warning the first time, followed by fines of $75 and $150 for subsequent offenses. The five-year pilot program involves PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. There will be signs indicating where cameras are in use. Interstate work zone crashes increased from about 600 to nearly 1,000 over a recent four-year period.