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  • Speeders beware, ordinance increases fees

  • It's not just state work zones motorists need to pay attention to. Camden County has a new ordinance on the books that could cost a speeding driver hundreds of dollars.
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  • It's not just state work zones motorists need to pay attention to. Camden County has a new ordinance on the books that could cost a speeding driver hundreds of dollars.
    The speed limit in county work zones is now set at 20 miles per hour. Violators can face fines beginning at around $300 for speeding in areas where crews are working on the roadway, should or right of way. The maximum fine is $500 if drivers are caught going 25 mph over the posted speed limit.
    The Camden County Commission passed the ordinance in response to concerns raised by road and bridge crews about motorists not slowing down when work was being done on raodways throughout the county.
    The Camden County Road and Bride Department handles maintenance for more than 700 miles of blacktop and gravel roads.
    Crews will be posting signs warning motorists to slow down and will also be wearing reflective vests. Each zone will be marked by a series of three signs.
    According to Associate Commissioner Cliff Luber, the safety of road and bridge crews was something that was brought to his attention before he took office.
    Prior to passing the ordinance, the Camden County Prosecuting Attorney's agreed to prosecute offenders.
    The road and bridge department will coordinate with the Camden County Sheriff's Department on a weekly basis so deputies will know what areas to watch.
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