The Washington State Department Of Transporation is waging war on people who speed through construction zones. The WSDOT will start using an Automated Traffic Safety Camera on I-5 near Olympia in May.
The camera is mounted in a small sport utility vehicle parked in an active work zone. The speed radar and camera catches the rear license plate of vehicles speeding through the work zone.
Speeding through construction zones is a huge problem. Most people don’t realize it takes approximately 200 feet for you to stop your car when traveling at 60 mph.
There were more than 10,500 work zone collisions reported between 2000 and 2008. 59 of these collisions resulted in fatalities. Here’s more info on the camera.