Ask Joe: Viewer concerned about speeding

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Updated: 10/01/2013 6:43 pm
Question:
From the Ask Joe file one of our viewers has a question about what she feels is a very  dangerous stretch of road.
Lucy says she lives near Mira Loma and Rio Poco in southeast Reno and she says there's a lot of speeding and a number of accidents that have occurred there.  She says a  city of Reno car even crashed at that intersection.
She wants to know what can be done about it ?

Answer:
I checked with Steve Bunnel , the city of Reno's traffic engineer. He says the city has put up a radar sign to flash your speed as you drive by, they're hoping that will get people to slow down.   Unfortunately speed bumps are not an option because they slow down response times for emergency vehicles and those streets are considered primary emergency vehicle routes.
  If there are enough calls the city's traffic department can do a speed study which could lead to more police writing tickets there.   Keep in mind the Reno Police Department is stretched thin already but that might be the best hope.
If you have concerns you should call Reno Direct and tell them what you've observed and what your concerns are.   The number is 334-INFO.  They will respond depending on the number of calls they receive.
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arider - 10/2/2013 7:05 PM
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Caught the story on tonight's news. What's with the statistic of 85% of traffic at 38 mph or less? Is this implying the allowable limit is 8 mph over the posted limit? I don't understand the relevance of this statistic. More to the point would be that 15% of the traffic is going over 38 mph. That would seem to be a problem to me in a residential area. The response tonight seemed to accept these figures as reasonable. If I were a resident in that area, I'd be concerned for the safety too.

jd111358 - 10/1/2013 10:34 PM
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solution: move to a less populated area?

BDeckwa - 10/1/2013 9:06 PM
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Those speed devices that the police put around are not worth the money they spent on them. I had one outside of my house for a little over a week and it did nothing to slow the speeders. Prater Way, Pyramid Way and Mc Carran Blvd. are raceways. The police cant catch them but I find them everyday without looking.
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