Indiana Senate OKs plan for speed cameras in highway work zones (SB179)

The Republican-controlled Senate voted 35-14 on Tuesday for legislation that could make highway work zones less safe and open the door to speed camera enforcement throughout Indiana.

Under current law, a motorist who exceeds the reduced speed limit in a highway work zone by even one mile per hour can be stopped by police and fined $300 for a first violation, $500 for a second violation and $1,000 for each subsequent violation — along with facing the possibility of losing their driver’s license.