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Speed a concern in some sections of Presque Isle

Published: Sep. 29, 2020 at 7:23 PM EDT
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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) -

Reports of speeding vehicles in Presque Isle has city officials looking to slow things down in certain areas of town.

City Manager Martin Puckett says they’ve received a number of complaints throughout the community - both in rural and residential sections of town. With kids out playing and walking or biking to school, pedestrian safety is a major concern.

“Some of the most common areas - Washburn Road is definitely one. Academy, State Street, Centerline, Cedar have been ones that have been the most comments that we’ve had, most concerns. So that’s been concerns to the councilors, myself, and ultimately the P.D. have been doing that. So we have set up speed detection devices in some of these areas and we’re gonna be rotating those around in some of those higher complaint areas,” says City Manager Martin Puckett.

Puckett says in addition to these devices, extra patrols and speed details are being performed to try to change driving behaviors. Collected data is being used to determine what time of day speed is an issue, with patrols assigned accordingly. Puckett says it’s all about safety. - for pedestrians and drivers.

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