(1) It is the intent of the Legislature to prevent vehicular fatalities by prioritizing
enforcement on segments of highways that have a high incidence of speeding-related
crashes. Enforcement shall also be prioritized during the times that speeding-related crashes
most often occur. The enforcement of these zones shall be in a way that maximizes public safety.
(2) The Department of Transportation, pursuant to the authority granted under s. 316.187, is authorized to set such maximum and minimum speed limits for travel within enhanced
penalty zones as it deems safe and advisable.
(3) The Department of Transportation shall adopt a uniform system of traffic control
devices for use in conjunction with enhanced penalty zones pursuant to the authority
granted under s. 316.0745.
(4) A person may not drive a vehicle on a roadway designated as an enhanced penalty
zone at a speed greater than that posted in the enhanced penalty zone in accordance
with this section. A person who violates the speed limit within a legally posted enhanced penalty zone
established under this section commits a moving violation, punishable as provided
in chapter 318.
(5) The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles shall annually publish the
date, time, and number of citations issued both in and outside enhanced penalty zones
and shall make available statistical information based thereon as to the number and
circumstances of traffic citations inside an enhanced penalty zone.
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