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Slow Down in that Cone Zone

Main Street Traffic Stop

Main Street Traffic Stop

Earlier today, June 12th, this reporter noted at least four police stops for motorists along South Main Street in Lamar between 8am and 11am, all were northbound and all in the 200 block of South Main.

In response to a question to Lamar Police Chief Kyle Miller, the stops were due partially to speeding, but the officers are conducting traffic stops on all traffic violations, not just speeding alone. Chief Miller stated that there has been an increase in traffic stops since the Main Street renovation project began.  He also noted that a violation comes with a cost.

The fines are doubled in the construction zone. For 5-9 miles per hour over is $158.00 with 1 point and 10-19 miles per hour over is $253.00 with 4 points in municipal court. Lamar’s Main Street sees over 3,000 vehicles a day and our summer traffic increase will be right around the corner.  Despite the tall, concrete safety barriers that help guard the construction workers, drivers need to exercise caution.  Traffic is confined to just one lane north and south in some areas and the speed limit will continue to be reduced in these work areas.

By Russ Baldwin

 

 

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