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Will 2019 be Safer for Construction Workers on Roadways?

Posted on March 18, 2019

In an effort to help protect workers, the Pennsylvania Senate late last year voted in favor of a bill that would put speed cameras in active highway construction zones. The bill establishes a five-year pilot program for Pennsylvania’s interstate highways and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Under the legislation, cameras would be placed in active work zones and will photograph vehicle license plates. Drivers traveling 11 mph or more above the speed limit will receive a written warning for the first offense. Drivers continuing to speed will be fined $75 for the second offense and $150 for any subsequent offenses. There will be at least two signs informing drivers about the cameras.

The bipartisan bill was four years in the making, aimed at making work sites less dangerous. The first cameras are slated to be rolled out this fall.

If you or a loved one needs advice arising from a construction accident injury in Pennsylvania, contact us to discuss the details and your legal options.