Fairfax County develops plans to target speeders

WASHINGTON – Cars speeding through Fairfax County’s residential areas is a top complaint in many neighborhoods and now county officials are stepping up to address the problem.

The county plans to spend $350,000 to try to get motorists to slow down. But Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova says the plans will not include speed cameras.

“We don’t have speed cameras, but we do have devices that clock your speed and let you know how fast you are going,” she says.

Bulova says the county will also increase the number of both stop signs and speed bumps in an effort to educate the public.

“Britain has a word for speed humps, they call them ‘sleeping policemen,'” she says.

The county will also step up a public safety campaign aimed at speeding in residential neighborhoods.

Braddock District Supervisor John Cook, who requested the money, says this is just the beginning of the campaign. Cook wants to increase traffic enforcement and give police access to new technology to help curb speeding in the future.

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