From March 9th to March 11th Lexington officers will be on the lookout for speeding drivers in the following areas:
- Versailles Rd inbound between Man O War and New Circle
- New Circle inner loop between Tates Creek and Alumni
- New Circle outer loop between Versailles and Harrodsburg
- Man O’ War outer loop near Mt McKinley
Writing tickets is not the objective of this campaign; rather it’s about getting drivers to slow down. Speed is involved in about one out of three fatal crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Also, it is the third leading contributing factor to traffic crashes. But while injuries and fatalities due to other dangerous behaviors, such as driving while impaired and not wearing seatbelts, have been significantly reduced, speeding is still a challenge. Although drivers name speeding as dangerous to their safety, some still speed. Enforcement is noticed by drivers and reflected in their behavior.
Motorists are reminded that the speed limit on the limited access portion of New Circle Road is 55 MPH with a reduced speed limit of 45 MPH in the construction area