Indiana House Bill 1286 – Automated traffic control in construction zones
Automated traffic control in construction zones. Authorizes the state police department to establish an automated traffic control system pilot program to enforce highway worksite speed limits. Provides that a worksite speed limit violation recorded by an automated traffic control system may not be enforced unless the violation exceeds 11 miles per hour above the established worksite speed limit. Replaces the term "work zone" with "worksite" throughout the relevant statutes.Full Bill Text
UPDATE February 5, 2020: The sponsor of the Senate bill reportedly withdrew it because of lack of support. It appears HB 1286 will have the same fate.
UPDATE January 30, 2020: The Senate bill, SB 268, was amended and adopted on a do pass vote. The status of the House bill is unchanged.
Bill HB 1286 was introduced to the House on January 14, 2020. It has been referred to the Roads and Transportation Committee.
It’s counterpart on the Senate side, SB 268, was introduced on January 9, 2020. It was assigned to the Homeland Security & Transportation Committee where, on January 28th, it was amended — the amendments aren’t listed as of January 29th — and adopted by a 7 to 2 vote.
This legislation would “Authorize the state police department to establish an automated traffic control system pilot program to enforce highway worksite speed limits.” The NMA is opposed to the use of speed cameras. Proper advance warning to motorists of a work zone ahead and smooth transitioning of lanes through the construction zone is safer than after-the-fact enforcement by revenue-driven ticket cameras.