Peter Spera of Langhorne said he did not knowingly speed in a work zone. He was not going to pay the fines. His rights were violated.
And in part because of his resistance, PennDot has agreed to throw out hundreds of citations and refund fines to motorists caught by an automatic speed-enforcement camera in part of a Route 1 construction zone in Lower Bucks County.
“How can you give me a violation when you didn’t tell me to slow down, drive 45 mph or less, and didn’t tell me I was in an active work zone?” Spera said, noting there were no warning signs present on the stretch he was driving…
Crews “inadvertently” used the speed limit for an adjacent work zone when setting up the equipment, according to Gramian’s letter. “As a result some of the vehicles receiving warnings and violations were traveling below the ‘11 miles per hour over the speed limit’ threshold established in legislation,” it said.