From the Ask Joe file a follow up to last night's question about speeding on a stretch of road in southeast Reno.
Lucy had written in saying speeding is rampant near her house on Mira Loma and Rio Poco. She says she's called the city and she wants to know what can be done to get people to slow down in order to prevent accidents ?
As I mentioned Tuesday night the city has put up a radar speed sign to warn drivers how fast they're going. But I found out today the city has done more than that.
Lieutenant Rob Van Diest heads up the traffic division at RPD.
He says they did a traffic study on this stretch of road last month. The posted speed limit is 30 miles per hour.
Officers spent a half hour clocking cars as they passed by. What they found is 85 percent of the drivers were driving 38 mph or below, that is they were eight miles per hour over the speed limit or less.
Also, in the past three months police have responded to just one accident in that location.
So police have responded based on complaints, but the numbers don't seem to indicate that speeding is a real problem on that street. Clearly not everyone is obeying the speed limit but the majority of drivers seem to be keeping it pretty close.