The Illinois State Police have begun utilizing photo speed enforcement vans in construction zones around the Metro-East. The vans are being used in work zones while workers are present. They are equipped with the latest in photo radar technology designed to record the speed of vehicles and to capture clear images of the driver and the license plate of the offending vehicle.

State Police Trooper Mike Link says he hopes these vans will be a part of the equation that leads to safer roads.

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Link reminds work zone speed limits are still in effect in construction areas even if no workers are on the scene. That means a $375 ticket for those caught speeding through the work zone. And cell phone use is also banned for drivers through work zones.

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