Construction Zone Speeding Tickets Penalties
Speeding tickets issued in a construction zone levy increased penalties for drivers. It is important to keep a watchful eye for these areas when driving. It is important to note that actual construction does not need to be actively taking place to be issued a ticket for violating VTL 1180-f.
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New York State enacted the Work Zone Safety Act to help protect the safety of construction workers throughout the state. Significantly, these tickets carry double fines and the possibility of a license suspension if a driver receives the same conviction with 18 months.
Many local courts and prosecutors around the state have adopted a no plea policy on allegations of speeding in a work zone.
For your convenience, we have included a brief portion of VTL 1180 (f). Please note, New York's Vehicle Traffic Law is constantly changing and this statute may not be updated. It is important that you consult an attorney before relying on this statute.
§ 1180 (f) Except as provided in subdivision (g) of this section and except when a special hazard exists that requires lower speed for compliance with subdivision (a) or (e) of this section or when a lower maximum speed limit has been established, no person shall drive a vehicle through a highway construction or maintenance work area at a speed in excess of the posted work area speed limit. The agency having jurisdiction over the affected street or highway may establish work area speed limits which are less than the normally posted speed limits; provided, however, that such normally posted speed limit may exceed the work area speed limit by no more than twenty miles per hour; and provided further that no such work area speed limit may be established at less than twenty-five miles per hour.