HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced that enforcement of the statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program begins next week.

Today marks the end of a 60-day pre-enforcement period that was required by Act 86 of 2018, which established the Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program.

The program uses vehicle-mounted systems to detect and record motorists exceeding posted work zone speed limits using electronic speed timing devices.

Registered vehicle owners will receive a warning letter for a first offense, a violation notice and $75 fine for a second offense, and a violation notice and $150 fine for third and following offenses. No points will be assessed to driver licenses.

In 2018, there were 1,804 work zone crashes in Pennsylvania, resulting in 23 fatalities, and 43 percent of work zone crashes resulted in fatalities and/or injuries. Since 1970, PennDOT has lost 89 workers in the line of duty. The PA Turnpike has lost 45 workers since 1945.

One of the cameras will be at Interstate 83 Exit 4 Project (Mileposts 3-4) in York County.

For more information on the Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program, including a list of projects where the units are deployed, visit WorkZoneCameras.PennDOT.gov.