Friday, April 23, 2010

Slow down near the Y

Police enforcing speed limit on Warm Springs Road


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

Ketchum police are keeping a close watch on traffic speeds on Warm Springs Road in the area of the YMCA, but Police Chief Steve Harkins said Thursday that complaints of a "speed trap" set up on the road are unfounded.

"There's no extra enforcement, anything like that out on Warm Springs," Harkins said "The only extra patrol we do out there is we watch the crosswalk near the YMCA. It's always been a priority around the YMCA and the skate park because there's a lot of pedestrian traffic in that area."

The Idaho Mountain Express received several complaints this week from motorists alleging a speed trap had been set up on Warm Springs Road.

Harkins said police are on traffic patrol at times in the area, just as they are on other streets in the city.

Increased traffic patrols have been a priority for Harkins since he was appointed police chief last summer.

"It's all part of a campaign to get officers out on the street more," Harkins said.

Terry Smith: tsmith@mtexpress.com




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