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October 09, 2020 - Harrisburg, PA

PennDOT, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Urge Responsible, Safe Driving on "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day"

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) encouraged all Pennsylvania motorists to slow down and never drive distracted as they marked "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day" occurring on October 10 each year.

"We want to encourage everyone to drive safe tomorrow and every day," said PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian. "Even one life lost is one too many, and Pennsylvania is committed to moving toward zero deaths."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18242_PennDOT_Turnpike_PutTheBrakesOn_DZ_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  A memorial display honoring Pennsylvania Department of Transportation workers.  The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), in partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), today announced the implementation of a statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) pilot program to reduce work zone speeds, change driver behavior, and improve work zone safety for workers and motorists. Wednesday, October 30, 2019 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18242_PennDOT_Turnpike_PutTheBrakesOn_DZ_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  A memorial display honoring Pennsylvania Department of Transportation workers.  The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), in partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), today announced the implementation of a statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) pilot program to reduce work zone speeds, change driver behavior, and improve work zone safety for workers and motorists. Wednesday, October 30, 2019 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18242_PennDOT_Turnpike_PutTheBrakesOn_DZ_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Harrisburg, PA  A memorial display honoring Pennsylvania Department of Transportation workers.  The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), in partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), today announced the implementation of a statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) pilot program to reduce work zone speeds, change driver behavior, and improve work zone safety for workers and motorists. Wednesday, October 30, 2019 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18242_PennDOT_Turnpike_PutTheBrakesOn_NK_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvanias AWZSE program uses vehicle-mounted systems to detect and record motorists exceeding posted work zone speed limits by 11 miles per hour or more using electronic speed timing devices. AWZSE systems are only operational in active work zones where workers are present. Beginning today, registered 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 subsequent offenses. These violations are civil penalties only; no points will be assessed to drivers licenses. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18242_PennDOT_Turnpike_PutTheBrakesOn_NK_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvanias AWZSE program uses vehicle-mounted systems to detect and record motorists exceeding posted work zone speed limits by 11 miles per hour or more using electronic speed timing devices. AWZSE systems are only operational in active work zones where workers are present. Beginning today, registered 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 subsequent offenses. These violations are civil penalties only; no points will be assessed to drivers licenses. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18242_PennDOT_Turnpike_PutTheBrakesOn_NK_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvanias AWZSE program uses vehicle-mounted systems to detect and record motorists exceeding posted work zone speed limits by 11 miles per hour or more using electronic speed timing devices. AWZSE systems are only operational in active work zones where workers are present. Beginning today, registered 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 subsequent offenses. These violations are civil penalties only; no points will be assessed to drivers licenses. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18242_PennDOT_Turnpike_PutTheBrakesOn_NK_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvanias AWZSE program uses vehicle-mounted systems to detect and record motorists exceeding posted work zone speed limits by 11 miles per hour or more using electronic speed timing devices. AWZSE systems are only operational in active work zones where workers are present. Beginning today, registered 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 subsequent offenses. These violations are civil penalties only; no points will be assessed to drivers licenses. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18242_PennDOT_Turnpike_PutTheBrakesOn_NK_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvanias AWZSE program uses vehicle-mounted systems to detect and record motorists exceeding posted work zone speed limits by 11 miles per hour or more using electronic speed timing devices. AWZSE systems are only operational in active work zones where workers are present. Beginning today, registered 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 subsequent offenses. These violations are civil penalties only; no points will be assessed to drivers licenses. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18242_PennDOT_Turnpike_PutTheBrakesOn_NK_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvanias AWZSE program uses vehicle-mounted systems to detect and record motorists exceeding posted work zone speed limits by 11 miles per hour or more using electronic speed timing devices. AWZSE systems are only operational in active work zones where workers are present. Beginning today, registered 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 subsequent offenses. These violations are civil penalties only; no points will be assessed to drivers licenses. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18242_PennDOT_Turnpike_PutTheBrakesOn_NK_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvanias AWZSE program uses vehicle-mounted systems to detect and record motorists exceeding posted work zone speed limits by 11 miles per hour or more using electronic speed timing devices. AWZSE systems are only operational in active work zones where workers are present. Beginning today, registered 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 subsequent offenses. These violations are civil penalties only; no points will be assessed to drivers licenses.