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Maryland Issues Fewer Work Zone Speeding Tickets

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Maryland drivers may now be more savvy about slowing down in construction zones.
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Maryland drivers may now be more savvy about slowing down in construction zones.

Speeding tickets issued to motorists in Maryland work zones appear to be down significantly this year.

A review of data done by AAA Mid-Atlantic shows by the end of November, the state had used mobile speed cameras to hand out more than 365,000 tickets in work zones. In comparison, last year nearly half a million tickets were given to speeders in work zones. 

AAA notes Maryland has fewer large-scale highway construction projects underway this year, but the auto club says drivers also seem to be modifying their behavior and learning to slow down. 

Crashes, fatalities and injuries are all down since the speed camera program was implemented.

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