DOT: More than 1,000 warnings, 1 citation given under Speed Safety Camera Program

Since the program was announced three months ago, 581,000 cars have passed through these speed zones. To date, about 100,000 drivers were speeding - about one in six drivers.

Abby Del Vecchio and Jeff Derderian

Jun 27, 2023, 10:24 PM

Updated 389 days ago

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This week marks three months since the Connecticut Department of Transportation announced a new program designed to slow drivers in work zones.
DOT worker Dave Ferraro says he was struck while on the job in Greenwich. He says the department's Know the Zone: Speed Safety Camera Program is badly needed.
"I have daily trouble with my muscles, my spine, so it's really a daily reminder," he says.
Since the program was announced three months ago, 581,000 cars have passed through these speed zones. To date, about 100,000 drivers were speeding - about one in six drivers. The DOT says 1,350 warnings have been mailed out to drivers and only one citation has been issued so far.
The DOT allows drivers to be 15 mph over the speed limit before they are cited.
The DOT says I-95 between exits 15 and 17 in Norwalk is where the first citation was given out Monday, where someone was driving 96 miles an hour in a work zone where the speed limit is 55.
The pilot program will go on until the end of the year.
For more information on the program, click here.


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