I really struggle to see this as anything more than a revenue stream for the state. The government tries to say that this is for the safety of the workers because there are so many accidents on the job sites. But as usual, they are twisting some of the statisitcs for their benefit. The majority of the deaths in these work zones are not the works and the majority of the injuries to the workers is related to their jobs. Not to say that I do not care about safety and deaths from these accidents, but are they really doing something that will reduce the accidents or just taking more of our money. Here are a couple of articles on this same subject.
POLITICS RUN SEVERAL WAYS
I found this qoute on line as well .......................
"Four of every five victims in a work-zone crash are motorists, not highway workers as is commonly believed. "
I have been out there and worked these incidents in previous jobs. People have what I call the "Me Syndrome" and do not pay attention to much of anything anymore. These are the same people that will not pay any attention to the speed cameras. There has been a significant increase in enforcement for construction zones over the past few years and the death statistics continue to increase. These statistics show that just writing more tickets does not solve the problem. Maybe there needs to be a different penalty system where you could loose your license for a week to a month for these offences. If you inconvenience someone like this, they will pay more attention in the future.workers or motorists...it's not going to make a difference..it's going to slow people down.....unless your in the thick of it covering crashes or working a construction zone..you'd never understand the frustration that comes along with it...it has nothing to do with revenue...and tickets issued by the state patrol have never been about revenue
As much as I don't like the "red light cameras" in boulder that get people during the yellow caution lights (even my friend who is a cop has had three tickets in a patrol car and has had to pay them, and I've gotten a fe.
As much as I don't like the "red light cameras" in boulder that get people during the yellow caution lights (even my friend who is a cop has had three tickets in a patrol car and has had to pay them, and I've gotten a few), ]
And Boulder has reduced the "yellow" time on the lights that have cameras. You cannot tell me that this is there to just improve traffic safety.