Smile If Driving Through Michigan Work Zones, Cameras May Give You A Ticket
A new bill may be passed that will put cameras in construction zones to catch speeders and mail them tickets.
How Fast Can You Drive in a Michigan Construction Zone?
You shouldn't speed in a construction zone especially when workers are present but even when they are not present because you just don't know what will be up ahead even if drive that route daily for your commute.
In the state of Michigan, it is pretty cut and dry that the speed limit in a construction zone is 45 miles per hour if workers are present but if workers are not present it is permissible to drive at the posted speed limit unless signage dictates otherwise.
What Is the Punishment For Speeding in a Michigan Construction Zone?
If you get caught speeding in a Michigan construction zone you can be fined anywhere from $142 to $197 depending on how fast you are going and if you're a repeat offender.
If you injure or kill a construction worker in a work zone the fine is $7500 and up to 15 years in prison.
Michigan Looking Pass Bill to Install Cameras in Work Zones to Catch Speeders
I disagree with putting cameras in work zones to catch speeders. Before you go all half-cocked and think I'm against looking out for the safety of construction workers, hear me out first.
Why not station a state police patrolman at a construction zone so he can catch speeders in real time plus when you know the police are not present the workers are not on the scene. This gives the state police more opportunities for more officers and if people know they can pull over and see others getting pulled over people will get it. If you just put up a camera, what the state is really saying is that they don't want to hire more police officers and they are more concerned about revenue than safety and jobs. Our government officials will say the cameras are for safety but don't be fooled it's for revenue and they don't have to pay a cop to do their job.
According to WOOD, there is a new bipartisan bill that would put cameras with sensors to catch speeders in construction zones that would capture your license plate and then mail you a ticket.