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Automated Speed Enforcement Slows Down Drivers in Work Zones

Transportation Research Board More than 7,000 crashes occur annually in highway work zones in Illinois, causing approximately 2,000 injuries. The number of work zone fatalities in the state reached a peak of 44, including 5 workers, in 2003. Speeding is one of the most important contributors, affecting the frequency and severity of work zone crashes. In 2004 the Illinois Department of Transportation deployed two self-contained vans to implement a legislatively mandated speed-radar photo enforcement (SPE) program in work zones on highways. The speeds of vehicles approaching the SPE vans are monitored with two radar systems: down-the-road radar and across the-road radar. The speed...
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Caplan introduces bill to improve safety in construction areas

InsideToronto.com Noting the need for increased safety on roadways, Don Valley East MPP David Caplan introduced a Private Member's Bill into the Ontario Legislature Monday, Nov. 22 calling for the use of safety cameras in construction and community safety zones. The bill, which passed first reading, also calls for an exemption from the demerit point system for persons who are convicted of an offence based on safety camera evidence. In addition, the bill states a highway or a part of a highway may be designated as a community safety zone if the highway adjoins or is adjacent to land on which a school, schoolyard, daycare, seniors' residence, community centre or playground is located....