PITTSBURGH — A main artery for drivers in Pittsburgh is one of the locations for PennDOT’s new Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program.
A two-mile stretch of Boulevard of the Allies (PA 885) is one of the locations where the mobile speed cameras will be in use.The Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program uses vehicle-mounted systems to detect and record motorists exceeding posted work zone speed limits by 11 mph or more.
A 60-day pre-enforcement period is currently underway. Drivers will be penalized beginning March 4.
- A first offense will result in a warning letter to the registered vehicle owner.
- There will be a $75 fine for a second offense and a $150 fine for third and subsequent offenses.
- These violations are civil penalties only; no points will be assessed to driver’s licenses.
The new PennDOT program will restrict semi trucks to the right lane any time that the weather is bad enough to lower the speed limit to 45 m.p.h., according to local news outlet WNEP.