Centerville police to crack down on speeding with help from new technology – WHIO Radio

Posted: March 18, 2021 at 12:23 am

CENTERVILLE Centerville police are looking to crack down on dangerous speeders as they roll out a new neighborhood program.

News Center 7s Ronnell Hunt spoke to people who live in Centerville who said they hope the program cuts down on speeding.

Sadie Powell, who lives in Centerville, said most drivers look like they are going nearly double the speed limit in a 25 mph zone.

I go out to take the trash out and someone is just speeding down the road. I can get hit and stuff, said Powell.

The new technology Centerville police hope will reduce speeding tracks the speed of cars and logs information such as time and location over a 24 hour period.

Itll also give us top speed, low speed, average speed. It will gives us all kinds of percentiles so that we can get a really good snapshot of whats going on, said John Davis with the Centerville Police Department.

The technology will help notify police so they know which areas to patrol with officers without wasting resources.

A lot of the times the public will see one car go through their neighborhood at a high speed, which is not good. We dont condone that, but should we be directing 15 to 20 hours of enforcement in an area because of that one car? Davis asked.

For Powell, she is looking forward to the extra police effort, but she still believes drivers must do their part.

Just take it slow, said Powell.

Centerville police said they will be posting results from its speed enforcement on the departments Facebook and city website.

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