FREDONIA – Work zone speed cameras could soon be installed on highways across New York State.
The New York State Thruway Authority held a hearing on Wednesday to discuss the subject.
If drivers are caught speeding on camera, that could result in a ticket.
Officials say this should improve thruway worker safety. The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 1,844 roadside construction workers died in an on-the-job accident between 2003 and 2017; an average of 123 deaths per year.
Gov. Hochul signed a bill authorizing the cameras last month. A pilot program is going to install speed cameras in ten work zones. Locations will be determined by roadway geometry, crash history and posted speed limits.