“You know, there’s kids in the neighborhood that people don’t look out for,” Megan Conrad, a Miami Township resident said. “Makes you nervous to let them play out front, just noticing people are going to speed on through.”
Conrad, who lives on Miami Village Drive, says she has noticed how fast people speed, and hope they slow down.
“Obviously the neighbors know to keep it at that 25 mile per hour, but other people don’t seem to care.”
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This new tactic started last week, and departments hope it will help.
“We know the hot spots and we’re learning new ones from residents,” Miami Twp. Police Department Officer Pat McCord said. “It’s not about writing tickets, it’s about letting the residents know that we’re out there working for them, we’re in their neighborhoods, we’re trying to keep the neighborhoods safe, the roadways safe, and gain compliance with the law, all at the same time.”