Earlier this month, we wrote about steps law enforcement officers are taking to keep road workers safe. Specifically they are concerned about drivers travelling over the posted speed limit in work zones. To try to prevent worker deaths troopers participating in Operation Orange Squeeze are planning on watching drivers in work zones, from construction vehicles.
Police officers participating in the pilot are focused on drivers who are speeding and do not have their lights on. Following the lead of a neighboring state, Pennsylvania is considering implementing another approach. Supporters of the new approach indicate that it could save the state money since it would reduce reliance upon police officers paid overtime to monitor work zones in person.