Park City police pull over speeding drivers on entryway
At least one vehicle was traveling more than 20 mph over limit
The Park City Police Department continue to pull over drivers for a variety of suspected offenses, including speeding, agency logs indicate.
During the period between Sept. 18 and Sept. 24, the police also reported at least two cases involving issues in crosswalks.
On Thursday, Sept. 21, at 3:55 p.m., an officer stopped a driver in the area of the intersection of Park Avenue and Kearns Boulevard after, according to the agency, the vehicle failed to stop at a crosswalk with red lights flashing. The crosswalk is located on Park Avenue outside the Holiday Village businesses. Public police logs did not indicate whether the driver received a warning or a citation.
On Sept. 21 at 3:20 p.m., meanwhile, an officer stopped a pedestrian on Park Avenue after, the department said, the person was seen crossing the road outside of a crosswalk. The person received a verbal warning.
It appeared from the logs the cases were generated through regular police patrols rather than an operation focused on crosswalks. Enforcement of crosswalk rules, particularly those covering failing to yield to pedestrians or bicyclists, generally falls into the municipal government’s longtime efforts to create safer routes for people opting not to drive.
The Police Department during the time period also conducted a series of traffic stops involving speeds well over the posted limits.
There was a string of stops in the 1 p.m. hour on Sunday, Sept. 24, as an example. Public police logs did not specify whether the driver received a warning or a citation in some of the cases. The traffic stops included:
• On Sept. 24 at 1:54 p.m., a vehicle was stopped at 62 mph in a location on S.R. 224 where the posted limit is 45 mph. The driver apparently received a written warning.
• On Sept. 24 at 1:40 p.m., a driver was stopped on S.R. 224 in the area of Meadows Drive at 62 mph in a location where the posted speed limit is 45 mph. The driver apparently received a written warning.
• On Sept. 24 at 1:33 p.m., a driver was pulled over at 66 mph in a location in the area of the intersection of S.R. 224 and Meadows Drive where the posted speed limit is 45 mph. It was not clear from public police logs whether the driver received a citation or a warning.
• On Sept. 24 at 1:18 p.m., a driver was stopped in the area of the intersection of S.R. 224 and Meadows Drive at 64 mph in a location where the posted speed limit is 45 mph. It was not clear from public police logs whether the driver received a warning or a citation.
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