(Indianapolis, IN) - Big Brother may be sending out speeding tickets via the mail, if three state lawmakers get their way. The Indy Star and the South Bend Tribune both report that three Indiana legislators, including La Porte County's Jim Pressel, are pushing to have speed cameras installed in highway work zones. The cameras would detect a vehicle exceeding the speed limit and send the owner a speeding ticket ranging from $75 to $150.
Pressel is joined by Terre Haute Republican Senator John Ford and Democrat Chuck Moseley of Portage. They’ve each introduced similar pieces of legislation. Although they don't agree on the details the legislators say the speed cameras are needed to reduce accidents in work zones.
A La Porte construction worker was killed in a Lake County work zone back in August (link to story here). Pressel, as Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, will likely take the lead on which version of the proposal moves forward.