Construction Zones, Law Enforcement and YouAuthor/Presenter: Sager, Brenden
Legally speaking, driving in a construction zone is the same as driving through regular traffic, except that it costs more when you break the law. The biggest problem law enforcement and construction officials say they face with drivers is speeding. To discourage speeders, the state doubles the fines in work zones. When the work zone speed limit is 40 mph, fines for traveling at 50 mph are $158; 60 mph is $208; 70 mph is $258; and 80 mph is $308. State Trooper Terry Hunt recommends using the three-second rule for highway construction zones, just as in regular highway driving. That is, maintain three seconds of distance between you and the car ahead.