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Traffic data: Speeders not common on 1st Avenue, Airport


October 30, 2019

According to statistics gathered by new electronic speed limit signs on Airport Road and 1st Avenue, 95 percent of drivers drive no more than 5 mph over the speed limit.

The vast majority of drivers travel at the speed limit or slower.

“It’s a pleasant surprise,” said Police Chief Jeff Lynn.

During the collection periods, the signs displayed the speeds of drivers on the two roads.

Sweet Home Police Department collected data from the 1st Avenue sign between Sept. 3 and Oct. 13.

During that period, 66,680 vehicles traveled the street, said Police Chief Jeff Lynn. Of those, 73 percent...

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