Livermore Residents Using Web To Expose Speeders
(CBS 5) LIVERMORE Ernie Moniz, a crossing guard for 5 years at the corner of Concannon Boulevard and El Padro Drive in Livermore, has seen plenty of speeders.
"Last year, they had radar policeman here, and one car was going 60 miles an hour, and he gave him a ticket," Moniz recalled.
Moniz isn't the only one on the lookout for drivers going over the speed limit.
And now, video of some of those cars, is ending up on the Internet, on concannonspeeders.com, and on You Tube.
Steven Page, a computer whiz who builds websites started it. An electronic sounding board for Livermore neighbors, as the site puts it, "sick and tired" of people speeding.
We caught up with Page, by phone.
"It had nothing to do with shame, had nothing to do with trying to catch people doing something illegal." Page said, in a phone interview with CBS 5. "The idea behind it, was an awareness."
Lorria Mascari says she's signed petitions, called police to complain about speeders. Maybe the possibility of being video taped, will get drivers to slow down.
"To let them know that they're getting caught on camera, (and) it'll make them more aware of it," Mascari said.
Police Chief Steve Krull the website is a good thing. He says officers have been assigned to catch lawbreakers on Concannon 9 times. But given only 4 accidents since last June, this boulevard isn't the worst in the city.
"There are other locations in the city, Kitty Hawk and Airway for example, down by the airport, have a similar traffic flow. But they have 5-6 times the collisions during the same period," Krull said.
So for now, Moniz says he's ready to run. He's already had one close call.
"They had a pole there," Moniz said, pointing down the street. She almost hit it, I don't know if she was trying to hit me or scare me, or whatever. but that was a day I really ran fast…"
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