New York Says Work Zone Speed Camera Pilot Program Has Been EffectiveAuthor/Presenter: Whalen, Ryan
This article examines the implementation and impact of New York’s Automated Work Zone Speed Monitoring Pilot Program, initiated in response to the tragic death of highway maintenance worker Patrick Mapleson. Through insights from Mapleson’s daughter, Karen Torres, and Mike Elmendorf, President of the Associated General Contractors of New York State, the article delves into the program’s effectiveness in reducing speeding incidents in work zones. Despite issuing over 130,000 notices of liability, concerns remain regarding the severity of penalties and the need for further legislative action to safeguard workers. The article underscores the importance of ongoing efforts to improve safety measures and highlights the mutual responsibility of both motorists and policymakers in ensuring the well-being of highway workers.