Speeding Crackdown Nabs More Motorists

LA MESA -- La Mesa police Saturday issued 27 traffic tickets as part of the department's crackdown on speeding in the city.

Police said the special detail was geared to keeping everyone safe and was the fourth special operation the department has run. This one took place Saturday. The program relies on heavy enforcement and public education as a means to help reduce deaths and injuries on local roadways.

Police said that when caught speeding, driver’s often ask for just a verbal warning. Police officers said “no” to that request on Saturday and issued them speeding tickets during Saturday’s operation. One speeding driver was also driving on a suspended driver’s license, and his vehicle was impounded.

Police said these speeding enforcement efforts will continue throughout the year and as long as it takes to get the message out to not speed in the City of La Mesa. Funding for this operation was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Comment by Stephanie Murphy on February 25, 2013 at 10:36am
I've noticed that folks are going a bit slower on main thoroughfares, such as University by Helix High. However, I would like to see increased traffic enforcement on residential streets, such as Eastridge Drive, where folks routinely go 40+ MPH.
Comment by David Stanley on February 25, 2013 at 8:23am

Hmmm .... Lets see.  With fines ranging from, oh say perhaps a minimum of $250 per ticket and monies to be devied up between questionable courts and the ever hungry City Fund, why we're talking a pretty good sum.  Fold in the constant trickling of parking fines, etc. .....  The article cites "Public Education". Hmmmm again.  Didnt we just do this a very few months ago with stunning financial results? Regardless of what the Law Enforcement wonks tell you, "Education, Engineering and Enforcement" are NOT the reason for these actions. I worked too long in Law Enforcement to be suckered by that scam. What is it the Republicans repeatedly say and the National Socialist Democrats scream and constantly deny?  'FOLLOW THE MONEY!!!" Can you say "SCAM"?

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