Speeders near children could face double fines


Motorists who speed on some residential streets will face double fines under a plan to which the City Council gave initial approval last week.

Police Chief Carl Wolf asked the council to approve the plan, which calls for replacing "Caution, Children at Play" signs - which he says are unenforceable - with signs that say "Keep Kids Alive - Drive 25," which he says can be enforced.

Wolf said the city would survey areas that had the old "Caution" signs to see if children were still in the areas. If there are children, the old signs will be replaced with the new, with a warning that speeding in these areas will bring double fines, he said.