Briefly: St. Cloud troopers to crack down on speeders
Times staff report
Published: June 05. 2007 12:30AM
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St. Cloud drivers need to pay extra attention to their speed this summer, troopers say. If they don't, the State Patrol will.
St. Cloud troopers will be watching the roads and enforcing posted speed limits at an increased 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 year's HEAT program showed that the number of vehicles driving faster than 70 mph decreased by 11 percent on Twin Cities metro-area freeways during the enforcement.
In outstate Minnesota, the number of vehicles traveling faster than 70 mph dropped 29 percent.