172 speeding tickets, and drivers slow down

November 11, 1993|By Staff Report

Sykesville drivers are slowing down as they go through town and are avoiding speeding tickets, Police Chief Wallace P. "Mitch" Mitchell told the Town Council Monday night.

"Speeding is not that prevalent now," he said.

Since Jan. 1, the six town police officers have issued 172 citations and 61 warnings to speeders, primarily on Obrecht and Spout Hill roads and on Springfield Avenue.

"Enforcement has been going on and we have noticed a reduction in patterns as far as slowing down," said the chief.

During a recent survey on Obrecht Road, he said, he counted 50 vehicles driving at average speeds.

"The majority were within the [25-mile-per-hour] limit," he said.

The town Planning Commission, which has conducted several traffic workshops, has found residents concerned about streets used by children walking to Sykesville Middle School, said Councilman Jonathan Herman.

"We regularly work the areas around the school, especially the streets with walkers," said Chief Mitchell.

Mr. Herman asked the chief to attend the next workshop to discuss "the best way to utilize the resources we have."

FIRE

* Sykesville: Firefighters from the Sykesville, Gamber, Winfield, Randallstown and Liberty Road stations responded for a chimney fire on Gardenia St. at 6:16 a.m. Wednesday. Units were out for 40 minutes.

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