Speeding is a major safety threat for the men and women who are doing roadwork and construction. In order to crack down on drivers who are violating the lower speed limit in these zones, Ohio State Highway Patrol will be increasing their presence and writing more tickets. Traffic violations, such as speeding, can come with expensive fines, increased insurance rates and other consequences.
In 2019, there were more than 6,500 work zone crashes, and there have been more than 3,100 work zone crashes so far in 2020. In order to combat this problem, the Ohio State Patrol will be working in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Transportation and the aviation division of the OSHP. They will be monitoring for a variety of traffic violations, not just speeding.
Law enforcement will be more vigilant for things such as following too closely or failure to move over. The specific locations they will be targeting in this campaign are based on the number of accidents in those work zones, issues with speeding and the number of previous tickets written. In addition to on-the-ground enforcement, they will also be monitoring for speeding violations from the air.
Traffic violations can be costly. Before paying the fine, which is an admission of guilt, a driver may want to explore his or her options for fighting back, possibly saving money, keeping his or her driving record clear and mitigating other consequences. To learn more about this possible course of action, it is helpful to speak with an experienced traffic violations defense attorney.