Louisville puts drivers under the 'gun'

| 3/6/2002

Authorities are cracking down on speeders on the Greenbelt Highway near Louisville, KY, to reduce accidents. The campaign is expected to expand to other areas in the county.

Jefferson County police plan to step up patrols on the Greenbelt and prosecutors have vowed to be especially tough on violators. A spokesperson for the county attorney said the office plans to be vigilant about ensuring officers are present for the court dates and that there are no grounds for amending the charges or dismissing the cases.

Two "smart radar" devices, which will display drivers' speeds as they approach, will be used to remind drivers to watch their speed. Since January 2001, 30 accidents reportedly have occurred on the road, in southwestern Jefferson County, including three fatalities.