PennDOT conducting on-line survey

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:32

    HARRISBURG - PennDOT is conducting an on-line survey to find out what people know of Pennsylvania’s work zone laws. The 11-question survey asks drivers about their knowledge of work zone driving requirements and penalties for violating the law. To take the survey, visit and click on the work zone survey link. Motorists can be cited for traveling over the posted speed limit in an active work zone. Also, fines and points are doubled in all active work zones. Motorists who are caught speeding 11 miles per hour or more above the posted limit receive a 15-day driver’s license suspension. Drivers also receive a 15-day suspension if they are involved in a crash in an active work zone and are cited for failing to drive at a safe speed. Last year, there were 414 license suspensions for work zone law violations in Pennsylvania. As an additional deterrent to unsafe driving in work zones, Pennsylvania law also allows for courts to tack on an additional five-year jail sentence if a motorist is convicted of homicide by vehicle while traveling in an active work zone.