Cracking Down on Speeding
BENTON (KATV) – Law enforcement around Central Arkansas is cracking down on speeding.In Pulaski County, the sheriff’s office says they’ve added patrols units after complaints about speeders along Highway 300 near East Pinnacle Road in West Little Rock.Elsewhere in the county, the same goes for the 15000 block of Lawson Rd. near Lawson Elementary School.In Conway, police say they’ve increased patrols along Southerland Rd. after residents complained about fast drivers.
In Saline County, Benton Police Lt. Kevin Russell said just a few complaints about speeding led to the placement of a radar trailer on Alcoa Rd, headed west toward Interstate 30.
“The biggest concern is, I do have a child, with her out in the road I’m constantly worried,” said Terrah Pena, who lives right off Alcoa Rd.
Since Benton police put the 25 mile per hour speed trailer in a Benton school zone, they’ve pulled over 17 people and given seven citations in the past two days.
“There is also a pre-school/daycare located right here, which is where the radar trailer was parked, it’s a big thing to be out here and be a presence and keep kids safe,” said Lt. Russell.
Lt. Russell said the trailer was $6,500 and was paid for by asset forfeiture, not tax payer money. Police seized the money from a drug bust.