Speed cameras set up in active construction zones across Long Island
More speed cameras are being set up across Long Island in an effort to keep workers safe.
The cameras will be set up in active construction zones on roadways.
New York launched the Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement pilot program Monday to crack down on people speeding in work zones.
"All those workers want to go home at the end of the day, just like you and I do," says Stephen Canzoneri, of the New York State Department of Transportation. "So that's what we're trying to get everybody to do, is slow down and move over and pay attention."
For the next 30 days, drivers caught speeding in those areas will get warning notices.
After that, the first violation will cost drivers $50, the second $75 and the third $100. Those who do not pay the fines could be ineligible to renew their car registration.
In effort to get the message out, the state is alerting people through an ad campaign, which includes messages on some electronic highway signs. Before entering a construction zone with a speed camera, state officials say there will be signs at the beginning of the work zone.