Pennsylvania bills tap cameras, stiff penalties to address work zone safety

State lawmakers in Pennsylvania are pursuing changes that they believe would improve safety in active work zones throughout the state.
In 2014, there were 1,841 crashes that resulted in 24 deaths in work zones throughout Pennsylvania.
Automated enforcement cameras would be used to detect drivers exceeding the posted speed limit by at least 11 mph when workers are present. Registered owners of vehicles found in violation would receive $100 fines in the mail. No points would be added to a driver’s record.