Annapolis, MD — Legislation recently introduced in Maryland would allow multiple speed cameras in work zones and raise fines for speeding offenses.
Maryland Lt. Gov. Aruna K. Miller (D) told Baltimore-based WBAL-TV in a Jan. 18 report that the state would allocate additional revenue from speeding citations toward safety equipment and awareness campaigns.
“We just want to bring a culture change that any time you are near a work zone and you see those orange cones up and you see workers there with their hard hats on, immediately, it should go off in your head, ‘OK, I need to slow down,’” Miller said in the report.
The Senate bill has been referred to committee. A hearing on the House bill is scheduled for Feb. 15.
Maryland officials in November said an average of 3.5 work zone crashes occur in the state each day
Source: Safety & Health Magazine