Speed cameras in Pennsylvania work zones: What you need to know (NMA mention)

The National Motorists Association, an organization that supports efforts to retain drivers’ freedoms and rights, has been opposed to speed enforcement cameras.

With cameras, drivers cannot face their accuser, communications director Shelia Dunn said. The tickets often arrive in the mail weeks after the camera snapped the photo, and drivers don’t recall what happened.

She called it “taxation by citation.”

In some cases, it hurts the local economy because drivers will go elsewhere to shop to avoid the speed enforcement cameras, Dunn said.

Other creative ways exist to make work zones safer, she said. That includes installing barriers to better protect construction workers and improved lighting at night in the work zones.