Police Plan Crackdown on Wendover Speeders
September 21, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Police officers assigned to catch speeders along Wendover Ave. say it's not uncommon to see drivers traveling up to 20 mph over the posted 45-mph speed limit along the major east-west artery.
"It's not uncommon to sit out here for 30 minutes and get one over 70 mph, easily over 70 mph," said one officer.
So on Tuesday, officers will be out in force along Wendover, reminding drivers of the speed limit by handing out citations.
And police say speeding itself is just part of the problem. The bigger issue is what speeding can lead to.
"Quite often, we have various locations on the stretch of Wendover that appear in our top 10 accident locations," said Lt. James Hinson Jr.. "So we try to educate the public and let them know that speed kills."