13Investigates: Cameras catching speeders on some NY highways

13Investigates: New state program has construction zone cameras catching speeders

You could get a fine for speeding without ever being pulled over.

You could now get fined for speeding without even getting pulled over.

More than 4,600 people in the Capital Region have learned that the hard way. They were fined for speeding through certain construction zones through a new state program.

The Automated Work Zone Speed Monitoring Pilot Program launched in April with a 30-day warning period.

A picture of your car and license plate will be taken if you’re caught speeding through a construction zone on New York highways, interstates and parkways.

The pictures taken are used to find out who owns the car and the address to mail a fine. Fines start at $50.

This pilot program is the result of legislation signed into law in 2021.

The state reported that same year that drivers traveled on roads for construction 378 times. More than 50 of those instances ended up with a construction worker or someone in a car being hurt.

However, this new technology is also raising some privacy concerns.

Learn about what data is kept and what’s destroyed according to the legislation by watching the video of Tessa Bentulan’s story.