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Pennsylvania agencies observe National Work Zone Awareness Week

Three state agencies gathered at Soldiers Grove in Harrisburg on Monday, April 15 to observe the start of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which runs from April 15 through 19 and emphasizes the importance of driving safely through work zones.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, 90 PennDOT workers have died while working on state roads since 1970. In 2023, there were 1,216 work zone crashes in Pennsylvania, resulting in 22 deaths.

Earlier this year, PennDOT and other state agencies began the Work Zone Speed Safety Camera program on a permanent basis. This program uses electronic devices to track motorists who exceed work zone speed limits by 11 mph or more and assess fines accordingly.

Offenders receive a warning letter for a first offense, a $75 fine for a second offense, and a $150 fine for a third or more offenses.

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