Last year, law enforcement gave out hundreds of tickets to people during the focused traffic enforcement periods, and many of the tickets issued were to motorists driving more than 20 miles over the speed limit. Freeman said he was not surprised by the speeds, as people driving at high rates in areas like U.S. 35 is common.
“It’s just the same over and over and over again,” Freeman said. “But what did surprise me is that we put out information (about the enforcement) days in advance and we work U.S. 35 quite a bit so it does surprise me in the standpoint that people know they are going to see us out there and they are still driving that fast.”
He said law enforcement will continue to alert the public about when the enforcements will take place, where they will be and what they will be looking for ahead of the initiatives.