Local News

Cary Says "Slow Down"

Posted January 18, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Can you say "speed limit?" Can you adhere to the posted speed? Cary says motorists had better do so.

Cary police are cracking down on people who routinely drive 10 miles or more over the speed limit. They say motorists doing 55 mph in a posted 45 mph zone have become a problem, especially on major thoroughfares such as Maynard Road and Cary Parkway.

Residents have complained about people speeding on those streets, as well as on the cut-through streets in Preston, Scottish Hills and MacGregor Downs. Speed in those areas is posted at 35.

In 1996, speeding was the reason behind more than 3100 accidents in Cary. Town police issued more than 2900 speeding tickets for the year.

Radar and VASCAR will both be used to pinpoint speeders. The devices can identify cars exceeding the limit by as little as one mile per hour.