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Too many speed-related crashes in Pueblo leads to increased enforcement

Posted at 6:48 PM, Apr 22, 2019

PUEBLO – A series of ugly accidents in Pueblo is bringing attention to the issue of drivers going way too fast. “Speed has been a factor in each one of our recent accidents,” said Pueblo Police Sergeant, Shelly Taylor, “Not a little bit of speed, but a lot of speed.” In less than a week police have responded to three accidents leaving vehicles strewn across roads in pieces.

Earlier this year Pueblo Police stepped up speed enforcement. The accidents are graphic examples of why it is necessary.

Data shows the number of speed related incidents typically increase during the summer months. People go faster and there are more incidents like drag racing.

Pueblo Police plan to add even more traffic patrols watching for speeders in the months ahead. “We want everybody to know we’re going to be out there, because this is unacceptable in our community and we don’t want to see anybody hurt or killed,” said Taylor. Pueblo Police leaders are talking with their colleagues at State Patrol about finding days to team up on enforcement.