Police Say They'll Ticket I-380 Speeders

By Becky Ogann

Story Created: Sep 25, 2008 at 10:16 AM CDT
Story Updated: Sep 25, 2008 at 10:16 AM CDT

CEDAR RAPIDS - A double fatal crash and several other wrecks on the I-380 bridge are raising concern for the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

The Police department says one-third of all Cedar Rapids' deadly crashes happen on the interstate.

That particular stretch of road is 55 miles per hour, but police say that's rarely the speed drivers are going. But they say it's a tough area to patrol because there aren't enough places to safely pull over motorists.

"We just ask motorists to slow down because we are going to be ticketing. The fatalities, unfortunately, just reinforcing why we are going to be giving out speeding tickets," said Sgt. Cristy Hamblin, Cedar Rapids Police.

Officials say as the winter approaches people need to drive slower because if the conditions are poor, you can get a ticket for even driving 55 on that stretch of the interstate.