Northwest Indiana lawmakers want to place cameras at highway work zones that will generate $75.00 tickets for the owner of any vehicle that is photographed while exceeding a current work zone’s speed limit. Under the current plan, the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Indiana State Police could establish a “pilot program” with four work zone speed enforcement camera sites across the state. Signs will have to be placed ahead of a work zone that warns drivers of the camera, and workers must be present for the tickets to be issued to drivers that are caught speeding by these cameras. ISP employees will be required to review each violation before a fine of $75.00 will be sent, and the program will be co-managed with INDOT. If a vehicle is caught speeding by the camera, a ticket will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle, regardless of who was driving the vehicle when photographed. All fine revenue will go to the INDOT and the Indiana State Police. The goal behind this law is to stop speeding in highway work zones and protect both construction workers and motorists, who are more likely to be injured or killed while traveling in a work zone with reduced lanes speeds.
Road construction usually occurs during the summer, but some projects can last well into winter or even begin in winter. The cold weather brings other hazards to the road that many still ignore, putting other drivers on the road at risk. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a car accident by someone driving in a negligent manner, please contact the experienced legal team at Schiller Law Offices at 888-578-3100 or at IndyInjured.com to learn more about your potential right to compensation.