For those of you who rely on Waze to avoid speeding tickets, you may have to change your strategy.
Beginning Jan. 4, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Turnpike will begin a 60-day pilot program to formally test what’s called the Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program. The program is designed to cause drivers to slow down in construction areas by setting up speed monitoring equipment in work areas.
If the monitors detect someone going more than 11 miles an hour over the speed limit, the motorist will receive a notice by mail with a warning for the first violation, followed by a $75 fine for a second offense and $150 for each future ticket.
We’re not giving the State Police any suggestions, but if that program works, wouldn’t it make sense to install speed cameras on all PA highways rather than rely on PSP manpower?
We’re thinking it may be time to buy some of those self-driving cars we’ve been reading about.