Speeding in a Work Zone
In milder weather, the roads around Philadelphia seem to be filled with work zones. But you might have missed seeing the work zone signage until it was too late. So you drove too quickly through an active work zone and the next thing you knew, you could see police lights in your rearview mirror.
Speeding is the most common moving violation in Pennsylvania. But a speeding ticket – or two or three – can lead to escalating difficulties like points on your driving record, costly fines, rising insurance premiums and even suspension of your driver’s license. A defense attorney can help you minimize or avoid these problems.
What You Need To Know About Speeding In A Work Zone
In an active work zone, you can be convicted of speeding if you are going as little as 1 MPH over the speed limit.
Penalties For Speeding In A Work Zone
- Exceeding the speed limit in a work zone up to 10 MPH: 2 points
- Exceeding the speed limit by 11 to 15 MPH: 3 points and a 15-day suspension if in a work zone
- Exceeding the speed limit by 16 to 25 MPH: 4 points and a 15-day license suspension if in a work zone
- Exceeding the speed limit by 26 to 30 MPH: 5 points and a 15-day license suspension if in a work zone
- Exceeding the speed limit by 31 MPH or more: 5 points, a 15-day license suspension if in a work zone, and possible other penalties as determined by a hearing examiner
What To Do If The Police Pull You Over
- Turn the ignition off but don’t get out of the car.
- Don’t argue with the police officer or get angry.
- Be polite.
How A Lawyer Will Help
When you are up against a traffic violation, you need an attorney who will stand by you every step of the way, work hard to discredit any evidence – and work with you to determine your best course of action.
Pennsylvania Traffic Violation Law
Traffic violation is described and defined under The Pennsylvania Code under Title 75. Read the code here.
Questions? Contact us today.
Based on the evidence, Fienman Defense will try to get your traffic violation charges dismissed or lowered. Should the case go to a hearing or trial, we will fight to present the strongest defense possible for your situation.