MPD Writes 4500+ Speeding Tickets In March

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(Memphis) Late morning and on the Interstate 240 loop police officers are  in full mode, radar guns in hand tracking the speed of vehicles.

It doesn't take long to run across a car that's going way too fast..

Morgan Cooney of West Memphis, Arkansas was clocked going 76, "I have been seeing more (police radar). I just don't know what I was thinking."

She quickly becomes one of some 4500 drivers who have gotten a ticket for speeding since Memphis Police started their crack down March 3rd.

They say, in  fact, it was citizens who brought this crackdown on after voicing concern over reckless drivers on  the roads.

"Usually I never see police on the highway, but lately I have been seeing more," says Cooney.

Police say in the past few years there has been an increase in the number of motorists traveling the interstate.

So, police hope stepped up enforcement will help save  lives.

"I think its safer. I am glad that they are doing it. Not happy I  got a ticket but I guess it's all good because they are doing what they are supposed to be doing," says Cooney.

The best advice, do what you are supposed to be doing.

Drive the speed limit and save yourself some trouble.

Police say the increased traffic enforcement will continue until speeders and crashes have decreased.