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Police cracking down through residential neighborhoods

The speed limit is 20 mph on all residential roads in Bay. (Source: KAIT) The speed limit is 20 mph on all residential roads in Bay. (Source: KAIT)
Police are cracking down on speeders in the City of Bay. (Source: KAIT) Police are cracking down on speeders in the City of Bay. (Source: KAIT)
Police want to educate residents that the speed limit is 20 mph throughout town. (Source: KAIT) Police want to educate residents that the speed limit is 20 mph throughout town. (Source: KAIT)
BAY, AR (KAIT) -

Bay police are working to protect children by cracking down on speeders in neighborhoods.

“Right now, it’s the beginning of summer so all of our kids are out of school right now,” Sergeant Keith Milam said. “You can drive up and down just about any city street and see kids playing basketball, riding their bicycles, throwing the baseball. It’s really important to us to keep the kids safe.”

Sgt. Milam said they often get complaints about cars speeding in front of houses.

The city has an ordinance that sets all residential road speed limits at 20 miles per hour.

Many of the roads have the limit posted, but the ordinance covers every street, even if there is not a sign.

“We're really trying to be proactive and I've assigned a couple of our officers on a special assignment and they're going to pay close attention to the neighborhood streets, they're going to be running radar, working traffic, and stuff like that so we're hoping to make it safer,” Milam said.

He also said this is not just about writing tickets to people but about educating residents about the city-wide speed limit.

“We do have Main Street and the highway that are posted higher than 20 miles per hour but in the residential neighborhoods it is 20 miles per hour,” Milam said.  

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