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Automated speed enforcement could ticket you in work zones

Posted 1/8/20

For the next two months, motorists should get used to seeing vehicle-mounted automated devices aimed at catching speeders in work zones on highways throughout Pennsylvania.

Come March 4, if you …

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Automated speed enforcement could ticket you in work zones

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For the next two months, motorists should get used to seeing vehicle-mounted automated devices aimed at catching speeders in work zones on highways throughout Pennsylvania.

Come March 4, if you are going 11 mph or more faster than the posted speed limit in a work zone where these automated systems are present, you might get a ticket in the mail.

The new automated speeding enforcement system was unveiled in early November by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

On Monday, the two agencies announced the automated systems will be deployed in selected work zones across the state in a “pre-enforcement period” for the next 60 days, as required by law.

Enforcement begins for real March 4. After that, registered owners will receive a warning letter for the first offense, a violation notice and $75 fine for a second offense, and a violation notice and $150 fine for third and subsequent offenses.

These violations are civil penalties; no points will be assessed to driver’s licenses for motorists caught speeding by the automated systems, the two agencies said.

The systems will only be used in active work zones where workers are present. Work zones where the systems are being used will be marked with signs before motorists enter the enforcement area.

Motorists can also find out where the automated systems are being used by going to the project website,  WorkZoneCameras.PennDOT.gov.