After receiving complaints through email and Twitter the Corpus Christi Police Department is focusing on speeding vehicles in an area that includes at least three public schools.
The area that connects the streets of Cimarron, Lipes, and Brockhampton is a hot spot for morning and afternoon commuters.
CCPD decided to make its presence known in the target area and they are hoping to deter drivers from speeding.
Brockhampton-Lipes-Cimarron is getting extra attention from our Traffic safety officers at this moment. We got emails from residents in the area: firstname.lastname@example.org #speedkills #saferoadsforcc pic.twitter.com/NUX7DPtHrc— Corpus Christi PD (@CorpusChristiPD) November 27, 2017
“You're only saving seconds and a lot times people will be running late, but if you are already running late, you're late! Whether you are 2 minutes or 10 minutes late, you are late,” said Lt. Timothy Frazier of CCPD’s Traffic Division.
Officers were on the southside this morning as part of an ongoing traffic enforcement program known as Safe Roads for CC. The principal of Kaffie Middle School was pleased to see police in the neighborhood.
“I was excited, I saw them this morning on my way," said Kaffie Middle School principal, Dr. Jamie Copeland. "I saw two police officers running traffic this morning so I was excited to see them there.”
The safe roads initiative gives residents in any area of our city a chance to voice concerns.
“Veterans High School gets out at the same time. They are just a couple of blocks away," Copeland added. "We have another thousand students getting out at Kaffie at that time and a lot of traffic. The biggest concern for us, is student safety. We have a lot of students being picked up that are walking, cars cannot see them when they are coming in between cars. They might dart out into the middle of the street.”
According to CCPD, careless drivers who speed pose a real threat.
“When you are driving it's not just you, yes it might be just you in the car, but you have everybody around you," said Lt. Frazier. "You have to be cognizant of everyone around you. You cannot be selfish.”
If you live in an area that you think should be the focus of the Safe Roads for CC program, CCPD would like to hear from you. Citizens can email traffic concerns to email@example.com