A general question to all.
I find that no one pays attention to construction zone 55 mph limits. I often drive through CA, NV and UT and all three have PSL of 55 in active construction zones, including signs with "fines doubled in construction zones".
However, the flow of traffic, perhaps 3 or 4 lanes wide and moderate traffic, everyone is going 70. If I were to be crazy enough to go 55, I would cause an accident.
I had this recently in Salt Lake City on I-15 where there has been active construction going on for a year or more. PSL is 55, and I notice all lanes going 70ish. Then, my detector starts showing Ka as some unmarked Highway Patrol car entering the highway. No one slows down. My tactic is just to try and not be noticeable. Become a fly on the wall in center lane.
Kind of a scary scenario as he could randomly pick ANY car and issue a fat citation. I guess my question is, do you see this in your neck of the woods?
While I'm on this topic - does your state of "Faux Construction Zones"?
Nevada is famous for this. They cone off a perfectly fine lane (narrowing everyone to one lane) for 5 to 8 miles, then back to normal. No equipment seen, no personnel. Just coned off lane for miles and miles. Annoying as hell.