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Police crack down on speeding in Roswell neighborhood

Casey Torres
April 03, 2018 06:55 PM

ROSWELL, N.M. -- Complaints from residents concerned with speeders prompted the Roswell Police Department to increase their patrols in the Enchanted Hills neighborhood.

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For some time now, the speed limit signs in the neighborhood seem to be taken as a suggestion. Randy Montgomery said it looked like speeders didn’t realize they were driving in a neighborhood.

"It wasn't necessarily a drag strip because there weren't two cars going next to each other, but they were moving really fast and they really weren’t watching out for the kids," he said.

Montgomery had concerns about the safety of his children. He said they know to look both ways before crossing the street, but when drivers are going too fast, you never know what could happen. Other neighbors noticed the speeding and made sure to bring attention to the problem.

Todd Wildermuth, the public information officer for the Roswell Police Department, said the station received a good number of complaints about speeding in the neighborhood. On March 7-21, officers began to crack down on speeders.

"We spend a couple of weeks with some concentrated traffic enforcement projects and over a two-week period," he said. Our officers issued 141 traffic citations and most of those were for speeding."

Wildermuth said officers are still on the look-out for speeders in Roswell neighborhoods. Have drivers learned their lesson?

"There's still a few people that I think haven’t gotten the message," Montgomery said. "But I have noticed a lot more people slowing down, being aware. And as they slow down, they realize there are kids here."

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