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Speeding update on Lower Gold Camp Road

By Scott Harrison
Published On: Oct 10 2013 06:50:05 PM CDT

Colorado Springs police moves up timetable for dealing with problem.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Increased patrols on a west Colorado Springs road frequented by speeders could happen as soon as next week.

Police Commander Pat Rigdon said Thursday that officers will step up traffic enforcement on Lower Gold Camp Road between 21st and 26th streets after a neighbor who complained about speeders apparently received an intimidating message.

"He feels like there's been some people stopping by his house, revving their engines," said Rigdon.  "Speeds have still been high, too.  It's concerning that people would do that just because of concern about speeding in a neighborhood."

Rigdon said instead of working with neighbors to determine when speeding is most common on the road, police will gather that data themselves.

"We might try to use some electronic monitoring up there," he said.  "It's not quite as personnel-intensive and (an officer) doesn't have to sit there all the time."

Rigdon said once police know when speeding is most likely to occur, they'll patrol the road at those times.

Neighbors said they're worried about speeding threatening the safety of bike riders and drivers entering and leaving the Village at Skyline senior citizen community.  Also, a bear cub apparently was hit and killed by a speeder on the road last weekend.

Rigdon said neighbors have been successful in reducing speeding by people test-driving vehicles from nearby Motor City.  Neighbors spoke to dealers and asked for help in the matter, he said.

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