NBC 5 Report: Drivers Ignoring Work Zone Speed Limits
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State law restricts the speed limit in Illinois highway construction zones to 45 mph–whether workers are present or not.
But according to an NBC 5 report, barely anyone actually obeys the law.
In their video report, out of the 500 vehicles traveling through an I-294 construction zone, only three cars actually were obeying the speed limit. Three!
Three is also the number of workers who have been killed in construction zones on Illinois roadways so far in 2012.
Fines for violating a work zone speed limit is $375, but enforcement does not seem to be a priority to the Illinois State Police.