Know The Zone - Fast Facts Page Banner
Know The Zone - Speed Safety Camera Program Button  Know The Zone - About Speed Safety Camera Program & Locations Button  Know The Zone - Fast Facts Button
Know The Zone - The Process Button Know The Zone - Fines & Penalties Button Know The Zone - FAQs Button

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)


What are work zone speed safety cameras? Top

  • The CTDOT Know the Zone: Speed Safety Camera Program will use state-of-the-art technology to detect speeding in designated highway work zones during specified hours of operation. The technology used as part of this program provides the hardware, software, and services required to compile the evidence necessary to enforce alleged speeding violations.

What is the goal of the Know the Zone: Speed Safety Camera Program?  Top

  • To reduce work zone crashes, injuries, and fatalities by using speed safety cameras to monitor and enforce work zone speed limits.

What is an active work zone? Top

  • An active work zone is where construction or maintenance of state highways is occurring and may involve lane closures, detours, moving equipment, and workers.

Where can speed safety cameras be used? Top

How many work zones throughout the State will have speed safety cameras? Top

  • Speed safety cameras will be active in no more than three designated locations at any one time. To maximize the program’s flexibility and effectiveness, the cameras will be deployed in sport-utility vehicles and operate on an enforcement schedule.

    Current and past speed safety camera locations can be found here

How will I know whether I am in a work zone with active speed safety cameras?  Top

  • Drivers will be able to see signage that clearly indicates the active use of speed safety cameras before entering work zones with the cameras in use. Signage will also be posted at the end of work zones with active speed safety cameras. Additionally, current and past speed safety camera locations will be posted on the Program & Locations page.

Know The Zone - Work Zone Speed Limit Photo Enforced Signs graphic

Will there be a warning or grace period for the Know the Zone: Speed Safety Camera Program? Top

  • There will be no warning or grace period before the program’s launch on April 10, 2023. However, as part of the program, the first time a vehicle is captured speeding by a speed safety camera only a warning notice will be issued to the vehicle’s registered owner. Subsequent offenses will result in fines.

How long does it take to receive a citation/Notice of Liability in the mail? Top

  • A citation will be mailed to the registered owner of a vehicle photographed by speed safety cameras within 14 days after the owner is identified. For vehicles registered outside of Connecticut, citations will be mailed within 30 days after the owner is identified.

When will the speed safety cameras be operational? Top

  • The use of speed safety cameras will begin on April 10, 2023, and end on December 31, 2023.

How does CTDOT select work zones where speed safety cameras will be used? Top

  • CTDOT uses a variety of factors to determine where speed safety cameras will be used. The factors include highway and work zone characteristics, speed limits, and if data sensors are present to measure system performance. The work zones selected may change over time so that data can be collected on where the speed cameras are most effective at improving safety.

How do speed safety cameras work? Top

How Speed Cameras Work Graphic with detailed steps

How much are the fines for the owners of vehicles captured speeding?  Top

The penalties for vehicle owners are as follows:

First offense: A written warning with no fine
Second offense: A $75 fine
Every following offense: A $150 fine

How is the accuracy of the alleged violations verified? Top

  • All alleged violations will be reviewed by two trained speed safety system operators and the Connecticut State Police before issuing a Notice of Liability, which will include written verification – including the date of the most recent system inspection – that the speed safety system was operating correctly at the time of the alleged violation.

How do I pay my fine? Top

There are two ways to pay fines associated with a Notice of Liability:

Online: Log in to the Centralized Infractions Bureau website and enter the citation number and PIN on your Notice of Liability to pay. You may also see additional photos and evidence at using the login ID and PIN located under the images on your citation.
Mail: Send the payment coupon in your Notice of Liability – located near the bottom of the document – to the following address:

Centralized Infractions Bureau
P.O. Box 5044
Hartford, CT 06102

How can I contest my Notice of Liability?  Top

Send the hearing coupon in your Notice of Liability – located near the bottom of the document – to the following address:

Centralized Infractions Bureau
P.O. Box 5044
Hartford, CT 06102

Will points be assessed against my driver’s license or sent to my insurance company? Top

  • No. The citation will also not be reported on driving records.

Am I still responsible for the Notice of Liability if I wasn’t driving my vehicle at the time of the alleged violation? Top

  • Yes – the registered owners of vehicles captured speeding are liable for citations related to their vehicles.

How will the revenue generated by fines be used? Top

  • Fines collected as part of the program will be deposited into the Special Transportation Fund and used to cover expenditures related to the program. If no additional spending related to the program is required, excess revenue will be used for other transportation safety purposes. For more information about how fines collected as part of the program will be used, please see Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 241 Sec. 13a-263.

How often are the speed safety cameras checked for accuracy? Top

  • The work zone speed safety system is required by law to be recalibrated and recertified annually. A third-party company will perform these activities. The speed safety system operator will complete and sign a daily log for the system documenting that the operator successfully performed, and the system passed, the testing specified by the manufacturer of the system. Additionally, the operator will be present during the deployment and monitor the equipment while it is active.

Will my personal information and data privacy be protected? Top

  • Yes. Only images of vehicles traveling 15 mph or greater than the posted work zone speed limit are taken and stored. If images containing occupants are captured, they will automatically be removed or obscured from any stored images. Additionally, any personally identifiable information captured is not deemed a public record, for purposes of the Freedom of Information Act, as defined in Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 1-200, such information shall only be kept for the purposes of enforcing the fines imposed by Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 241 Sec. 13a-263.