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Q. Over the last few years, my neighbors and myself have noticed an increasing number of speeders in our area. Especially on Lund Street and North Street. I have personally witnessed several vehicles traveling at an estimated 40+ mph on our 20 mph streets. These are repeat offenders. We frequently wave our arms at them to slow down because there are many small children playing in the area. If we catch them on video and get their license plates, can we turn that information in to JPD for issuing tickets or warnings? We have lived on this street since 2000, and the speeding is getting steadily worse. We are in living in fear for our childrens' safety.

Dear Juneau Resident,

First, this question has gone to patrol as a request for speed enforcement. As far as the videotape, it would be a new area to try and estimate speed from a video. There would then be no way to confirm the speed with radar causing potention problems with proving a specific speed beyond a reasonable doubt. If the speed was so excessive that careless driving is evident through slipping tires, striking a curb, etc... the video is potentially evidence. The officer that took that report and collected the video as evidence would want to take time to work with a prosecutor to make sure any legal concerns are discussed and researched before the driver is cited.


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