Work Zone Safety

Explanation of the new law

It's not a race, slow your pace.
Everyone has the right to a safe work place.


The new law, which took effect July 1, 2008, represents another step that Iowa is taking to protect the safety of highway workers, enforcement personnel and motorists.

Current penalties for speeding in a work zone are provided in Iowa Code 805.8A - Motor vehicle and transportation scheduled violations.



Prior to July 1, scheduled fines for moving traffic violations committed in a road work zone were doubled. Under the new law, doubled fines continue to apply for moving violations other than speeding.

The law applies to state, county and city public roads, and both public road workers and road workers employed by contractors will benefit from increased safety.