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Killeen police crack down on speeding

Posted at 5:54 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 19:55:43-04

KILLEEN, TX — After a slew of complaints, the Killeen Police Department is planning a traffic detail next week.

The department says that concerns over speeding on Interstate 14 have prompted them to crackdown on offenders.

“In the past we had probably 10 officers that assisted- two that were in the vehicle watching and monitoring the traffic and the other ones, we call them our chase cars. They go out and educate people about the speed limit on the highway,” said Patrol Officer Matt Smith.

Officers gave 25 News a hands-on demonstration of the equipment they use to pinpoint speeders on the highway. Through a laser, officers can confirm a car’s speed with incredible accuracy.

While they will be focusing on deterring speeders, there is another message they want drivers to hear loud and clear.

“When I work the highway and I stop out on people, my main concern is people approaching me from the rear. A lot of people, they don’t move over. They don’t. And they’ll post at posted speed limit or even faster,” said Smith.

The detail is planned for Tuesday.