Recently we came across an interesting article in the York Daily Record about automated speed enforcement in highway work zones. It made two very important points.

First, many people may be surprised to learn that travelers – not construction workers – are the biggest winners with improved work zone safety, because four out of five people killed in work zone crashes are drivers or passengers.
Second, statistics from Maryland’s automated speed enforcement program, which began several years ago, show that the program is unquestionably effective in encouraging drivers to slow down. When the program began, seven of every 100 vehicles sped through work zones at least 12 miles per hour over the speed limit. Now, the rate has fallen to 1 of every 100.

The Senate passed an automated speed enforcement bill earlier this year. We understand that the House intends to take up the issue when it returns this fall.

Look below for a link to the Daily Record article.

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