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Drivers Need To Watch Their Speed

By: Lauren Squires Email
By: Lauren Squires Email

It's a dangerous stretch of road at Harrison St. between 110th and 132nd and sometime drivers take liberty with the posted speed limit.

It's also the Douglas-Sarpy County line and the presence of law enforcement alone makes most drivers hit the brakes.

Just before 5pm, Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Gerald Madsen is running radar along Harrison St.

"I'm hitting on the license plate," he said. "That's where I'm aiming on these cars."

He's looking for speeders.

He says it's not uncommon for people to forget how fast they are going but it's a little different during rush hour.

"You'll catch the one that's trying to weave through traffic, getting going a little bit faster," he said.

As we drove down Harrison, we found most drivers obeying the 45 mile per hour speed limit.

Back at 110th and Harrison, Madsen caught one speeder.

Sgt. Rob Jones pulled him over.

"I'm going to give you a warning today," he told the driver. "We caught you at 55 miles an hour, its 45 along there, just continue on your way, go safely."

Which is really the entire reason for having a presence here.

"If we can slow down drivers, get them to be more attentive to how fast they are going and their driving behavior it will make it a safer stretch of roadway," Jones said.


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