The Indiana State Police are out looking for those who just won’t slow down in work zones and they don’t seem to be having a problem find targets for tickets.
Friday morning State Police clocked a Volkswagen Jetta at 103.2 mph in the contraction zone at the 37 mile marker.
25 year old Steven F. Abboud, of St. Louis, MO. was headed home to visit family.
He was just feet away from construction workers.
Abboud was cited and released from the scene. First time speeding citations in work zones carry a minimum of $300 fine, the second offense increases the minimum fine to $500, and for a third offense in three years, $1000.
Motorists who drive recklessly or aggressively through work zones face fines up to $5000.
Drivers who injure or kill a highway worker may end up paying a $10,000 fine or serving up to eight years in jail.
Fines generated from the work zone law are used to fund additional police patrols in and around the work zones.