The Traffic Stop

By McPherson Police Department
March 24, 2015

Fines Double In Work Zones

This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week which means that's a good topic for this week's Traffic Stop.

Construction zone violations are costly in many ways. They may cause an increase or loss of your auto insurance if your actions result in a collision which causes damage or an injury. The MOST important consideration (and the reason for the speed decrease to begin with) is the flag person or other construction people placed in jeopardy by their proximity to the roadside. Give 'em a 'brake'! The workers -and their families thank you!

In McPherson, failure to reduce your speed or obey the signals of a flag person when present will result in fines which are DOUBLE those scheduled by the Municipal Court Judge, plus any associated court costs.