While staying in Savannah, "we" decided to go on an outing to the Tanger outlet mall in Hilton Head, South Carolina. As soon as we crossed the state border, I noticed a sign which stated "WORK ZONE $200 FINE AND 30 DAYS IMPRISONMENT FOR SPEEDING". I found that a little excessive, but since we really did not have a choice to comply, I religiously stuck to the speed limit. Note that it did seem like I was the only one doing that, but I was not going to take the risk.

After coming home, I decided to do some more research on that, and I ended up at the South Carolina Code of Laws, Title 56, Chapter 5, article 1535, which states "(A) It is unlawful for a person to drive a motor vehicle in a highway work zone at a speed in excess of the speed limit set and posted by signs. A person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than seventy-five nor more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both."

While this reassured me a bit, it still looks fairly stern. Looking a little further, I found John Carr's page on the topic, which provides an excellent summary of the different traffic rules broken down by state.