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  • November 10th, 2021

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – The punishment for drivers who move recklessly through work zones has increased. The Alabama Department of Transportation launched a new campaign to make sure all drivers know a new law about driving through construction zones.

Recent deaths of road workers along Alabama highways are a sober reminder that there is little room for error when driving through a work zone. The number of injuries and fatal crashes in work zones increased in 2020, according to ALDOT. There were 2,378 work zone crashes, resulting in 19 fatalities and 616 injuries. These numbers include road workers and motorists.

Under the new law, fines for ANY moving traffic violation committed in a construction zone where workers are present will now result in a $250 fine or double the regular fine, whichever amount is more significant.

Read the full article here.