HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Drivers who put the lives of Pennsylvania’s highway workers in danger would face tougher penalties under legislation passed Tuesday by the state Senate.
Senate Bill 887 calls for fines and penalties of more than $1,000 for reckless driving in work zones.
Drivers responsible for injuries to a highway worker would face fines of up to $5,000 and a six-month driver’s license suspension.
Drivers who cause the death of a worker would pay a fine of up to $10,000 and surrender their license for a year.
Highway workers would include local government and municipal employees, police, emergency responders, and utility workers.
The bill was sent to the House of Representatives.