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HPD cracking down on speeders

By submitted, 07/13/17 8:40 AM

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HOPE – Motorists enjoying summer road trips are advised to maintain the speed limit as they travel

July 21-23, 2017, Hope Arkansas Police Department will join participating law enforcement from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma in a Regional Speed Enforcement Campaign. Officers will be on the lookout for those who are traveling above the speed limit on all roadways.

Local Impact

In Arkansas during 2015, there were 531 total traffic fatalities with 90 of them (17%) speeding related.

“Speeding is a problem on Hope, Arkansas roadways and has contributed to multiple traffic crashes. Too many of our citizens are impacted by driverswho drive too fast for the road conditions or exceed the speed limit,” said Assistant Chief Tomlin. “In order to get drivers to slow down and reduce the number of crashes, we plan to intensify enforcement of posted speed limits in Hope, Arkansas. We’ll stop and ticket anyone caught speeding,” Tomlin said.

“Speeding translates to death on our roadways. It greatly reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around another vehicle, a hazardous object, or an unexpected curve. Speeding drivers put themselves, their passengers and other drivers at tremendous risk. All drivers need to be on alert – the posted speed limit is the law. When it comes to speeding, no more warnings and no more excuses – Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine,” said Tomlin.

“Our goal is to save lives and we’re putting all drivers on alert – the posted speed limit IS THE LAW. No warnings and no excuses.

For more information please visit http://trafficsafetymarketing.gov/.

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