Cheyenne Mayor: Police Are Still Cracking Down On Speeders
Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr says the city's crackdown on speeders is continuing, with police writing hundreds of tickets every month as part of the effort.
The mayor, during her "State of the City" speech in January, outlined reducing the amount of speeding in the city as one of the police department's top priorities. ''I don't agree that there is nothing more we can do to reduce speeding in our community," the mayor said at the time, adding "I won't accept it.''
She also said complaints about speeding were among the most common topics she got from the public last year. Cheyenne Police have also said on several occasions that speeding complaints are among the most common public comments they receive.
Appearing on Tuesday on KGAB-AM in Cheyenne, they mayor said the crackdown on speeding is ongoing while conceding the police '"can't be everywhere."
Cheyenne Police Department spokesman Officer Kevin Malatesta said Tuesday police had written 1,443 speeding tickets through the end of May, a 127 percent increase compared to the same time in 2017.
He noted police are also doing high-visibility saturation patrols a couple of times a week or so in various areas of the city.
Malatesta said that while the speeding problem is citywide, certain areas are especially problematic. Those include Converse between Dell Range and Pershing, Nationway, and parts of Dell Range.
He noted the department also has the "Break The Habit" educational campaign, which stresses the dangers of speeding in Cheyenne.
The police department will also lend citizens speed guns and training in how to use them to help identify parts of town where speeding is especially a problem.