Latest news: State Patrol plans speed enforcement action
By Kari Petrie firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: June 04. 2007 12:30AM - Last updated: June 04. 2007 11:32AM
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St. Cloud drivers need to pay extra attention to their speed this summer. If they donít, the State Patrol will.
St. Cloud troopers will be watching the roads and enforcing posted speed limits at an increase rate as part of a speed management program.
The program is called Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic, or HEAT, and it pays troopers overtime hours with a federal grant.
A study conducted after last yearís HEAT program showed that the number of vehicles driving over 70 mph decreased by 11 percent on metro-area freeways during the enforcement.
In outstate Minnesota the number of vehicles traveling over 70 mph dropped 29 percent.