Police to crackdown on residental speeding

By DawnDee Bostwick
Waynesville Daily Guide
Wed Oct 14, 2009, 11:46 AM CDT
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- - ST. ROBERT— Speeders beware: the St. Robert Police Department will be taking a tougher approach to the violation in the coming weeks.
Thanks to some grants from the state and federal government, the department will be acquiring a speed trailer and five new LIDAR guns. LIDAR is similar to RADAR, but uses light instead of radio waves.
The grants will also allow the department to continue sobriety, safety and hazardous moving violation check points by assisting with overtime pay for officers.
Stricter enforcement will be emphasized in residental areas.
“If you get stopped in a residental area for speeding, there will be no warning,” Police Chief Curtis Curenton said at a recent Board of Aldermen meeting.
In addition to the mobile speed trailer, which may be used in locations like Missouri Avenue, portable speed signs that can be affixed to speed limit signs in residental areas will give motorists another visual representation of their speed.
“I fully expect the program will be up and running in the next 30 days,” Curenton said.