HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced legislation that would allow cameras to photograph the license plates of drivers who speed through highway construction zones.

Senate Bill 840, proposed by Sen. David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) would establish a five-year pilot program for automated speed enforcement on interstates and the Turnpike.

The cameras automatically detect drivers traveling more than 11 mph over the speed limit and photograph their vehicles and license plates. The vehicle’s registered owner would then receive a ticket and a copy of the photograph in the mail within 30 days.

Speeders would face a $100 fine.

At least two signs would have to be placed before an active work zone to warn drivers that an automated speed enforcement device is in use.

The bill is awaiting consideration by the Senate Transportation Committee.