Colorado law enforcement agencies: Stop speeding during the pandemic!



LAKEWOOD, Colo. (KDVR) — Police agencies across the state are noticing an uptick in the number of speeding tickets they’re writing.

This comes at a time when Coloradans are being asked to stay at home.

“With everything going on in today’s world, traffic is obviously lighter, but what we’re seeing is: speeds are growing,” said Ty Countryman, spokesperson for the Lakewood Police Department.

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From 100 mph to people driving 120 mph in a 65 mph zone, Lakewood police are seeing it all.

"They’re traveling at double, two and a half times the speed limits and that’s only going to create bigger issues,” Countryman said.

When it comes to tickets, in the last week alone, Lakewood police have written somewhere in the twenties.

According to Countryman, many people are saying they didn’t realize they were driving that fast.

"I wouldn’t know how you don’t know you’re going 100 mph on Sixth Avenue,” Countryman said.

Officers, like everyone else, have been taking steps to minimize their contact with people to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

"But people are speeding at such a high pace and a high rate that we have no other alternatives but to stop and write them tickets,” Countryman said.

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