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Police ramping up efforts to catch lead footed drivers

Speeders beware! Police are honing in on catching those who drive too fast.

Posted: Jul 18, 2018 7:05 PM

It's a visable warning for all drivers, slow down or you'll get a ticket.

Huntsville police told WAAY 31 they're ramping up efforts to enforce traffic laws, and targetign high traffic areas.

We learned in the last 24 hours, officers wrote about 60 tickets during a 3 hour speed enforcement on the interstate.

"You don't really see them unil it's too late," Al Williams shared this picture with WAAY 31 of Huntsville police SUV's lined up on the side of interstate 565 Tuesday evening. But by the time he saw the officers, he knew they'd already clocked his speed.

"I'm trying to figure out what's going on, really. That's when I start checking around and looking. I see people stopped on the left and right. And figured out they must be setting out traps to get people." Williams told us.

Sergeant Kevin Matthews explained to us the DUI task force was out working on traffic enforcement for about three hours on the interstate, looking for drivers going over the speed limit. "There's a recent survey that just came out that ranked Alabama number three in traffic related fatalities when it comes to speeding. It's somethign we want to enforce to make people aware, they need to slow down on the interstate because it can create a lot of problems and chain reations and wrecks like that."

Williams told us he considers himself lucky that he didnt' get pulled over. "I'm probably guilty of it myself. I'm glad they haven't caught me yet."

"We just want everyone to slow down and get to where they are going in one piece," Matthews added.

And for Williams, speeding isn't worth a ticket. "Slow it down or pay the price."

Sergeant Matthews told us if you're caught speeding on the highway you can be written close to a 200 dollar ticket.

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