Construction Industry Partners Call for Funding Automated Enforcement in Work Zones

December 20, 2019

AGC joined with our highway construction industry partners in a letter to key Congressional transportation leaders to urge support for allowing federal funding to be used to implement automated enforcement in highway construction work zones. The letter pointed out that most work zone fatalities and injuries can be attributed to speeding in work zones.  Speed enforcement is effective at reducing speed, but when it is carried out by a law enforcement officer, that person is placed at risk too.  Implementing automated enforcement systems in work zones is successful noting that Maryland’s implementation of automated enforcement in work zones resulted in an 80% reduction in speeding violations and fatalities have dropped by half since the program’s inception. Some states lack resources to implement the technology and federal funds cannot currently be used to support this life-saving technology.

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