SCS SB 683 -- Construction or Work Zones

Sponsor: Childers

This substitute imposes an additional fine for speeding in a construction or work zone if a construction worker is present. The additional fine is $250 for a violation of state law or a $75 fine for a violation of a county or municipal ordinance which exceeds the posted construction zone speed limit by 20 miles per hour. The penalty will only be assessed if the Department of Transportation, political subdivision, or a contractor of either entity has erected signs around the work zone to warn drivers.