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Cracking Down on Speeders in Smyrna

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SMYRNA, Del.- Police officers in Smyrna say they are working hard to catch drivers with a heavy foot. Some who live and work in town say speeding is a big problem.

"We look out our window constantly ever yday. It's probably every day that we jump up and say, 'Wow, how fast was that person going?'" said Keith Russell, who works in Smyrna.

"People don't wait for the pedestrians. they speed," said Agnes Moore of Smyrna.

In a matter of minutes, officers gave numerous citations to drivers along Main Street near downtown.

Another area of concern to some people are along School Lane near West South Street. People say people speed along the street all the time. They say they are concerned about a school that is nearby.

Smyrna Police Chief Wilbert Bordley said he is working to address residents' concerns.

"We're going to use our quality of life unit to go out and do a study and address any issues that they see while they're out there," Bordley said.

Bordley said the unit has a unique job.

"They can address situations for longer periods of time and not have to worry about being called off to handle other complaints," Bordley said.

Some say if drivers see an officer conducting radar, it just may curb their behavior.

"It would make them more conscious that maybe they need to take it easy and slow down," Russell said.

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