Lawmakers Wary of Cameras in Work ZonesAuthor/Presenter: Matthews, Cara
Some lawmakers said that they support efforts to make work zones safer but are concerned a proposal to install cameras could lead to excess ticketing and penalties for speeding when no one is at the sites. Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s budget recommendation includes nearly $18 million to improve safety in work zones. The money would go toward purchasing photo-monitoring equipment, setting up radar display units to warn drivers about speeding, hiring more state troopers and more staff, barriers and radar displays for the state Department of Transportation. But legislators voiced doubts about the plans.