WSDOT to Use Camera Vehicle to Catch Construction-Zone SpeedersAbstract:
To improve safety in state highway work zones, a pilot program will be launched on Interstate 5 to catch speeders. It’s a high-tech camera-computer system inside a white van, with a big, 4-foot-by-5-foot sign on the back. Sitting near road construction zones, the camera system will snap a photo of a speeding vehicle, and its registered owner may later get a ticket in the mail. While other traffic cameras are already in use in a few locations around the state, the pilot program will be the first use of such technology by Washington Department of Transportation. It is unique in its use of a mobile van and adjustable speed thresholds. The pilot project was authorized by the state Legislature last year.