Police have issued 69 speeding tickets during weekend operations this month in North Side.
Since Aug. 31 and up to early last week, as well as the speeding tickets, police have also issued 57 tickets for offenses including failing to wear seat belts, expired registration and/or no insurance and arrested three motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Police officers said that since the clampdown in the district had begun, they have been seeing a change in motorists’ behavior at weekends.
According to Inspector Dwayne Jones, “we’re seeing less of the reckless behavior we encountered in early August.”
During a series of community clinics the police held earlier this year, police heard from members of the public that they wanted to see increased traffic enforcement in the eastern districts, and in North Side specifically.
“The RCIPS has responded with increased traffic operations over the summer and will begin other initiatives this fall,” police spokeswoman Jacqueline Carpenter said.