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State Highway Administration Reminds Motorists of Enhanced Work Zone Safety Laws, Increased Fines Going into Effect June 1, 2024

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is reminding motorists that changes to state law governing the use of automated speed enforcement in work zones take effect June 1, 2024, with additional changes effective January 1, 2025. Designed to help protect highway workers as well as motorists and their passengers, the new law allows speed cameras to be placed in more work zones across the state. In some larger work zones more than one camera may be deployed. The law also increases fines for violations detected by work zone speed cameras. Currently, Maryland’s fine is $40. Beginning June 1, 2024, the fine will increase to $80. In January, Maryland’s work zone speed violation fines will convert to a tiered system (see chart) based on how fast the vehicle is traveling above the speed limit. Also, all fines will double when workers are present. Motorists should be aware speed limits are reduced in many work zones and are clearly posted. Additional changes to current law effective January 1 include updates to work zone signage and lighting requirements to help designate the work zone and identify when workers are present. Cameras will be equipped with flashing blue lights to alert motorists. […]

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