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Raleigh Police Conducting Special Speed Enforcement

Posted January 28, 2003 11:41 a.m. EST

— Drivers traveling certain Raleigh streets may want to keep one eye on the road and one on the speedometer in coming days.

Raleigh police will be targeting five residential streets for special traffic enforcement. Officers in both marked and unmarked vehicles will be monitoring driver speeds and actions, and marked cars will make the traffic stops.

"Speed enforcement in residential neighborhoods is one of our most frequent citizen requests," said Capt. John Annis, District 22 commander of the Raleigh Police Department. "Speed is a factor in many crashes."

Roads targeted for the special speed enforcement are East Millbrook, Hiking Trail, Wakefield Pines, Mourning Dove and Westbrook. Other streets will be targeted in the future based on the number of accidents, speed studies and citizen requests.

During a similar speed enforcement operation over three days in mid-January, officers concentrated on East Millbrook Road from Six Forks to Falls of the Neuse. During the operation, officers cited 180 drivers for speeding, and another 61 drivers were cited for other traffic violations.