Speeding is a problem on some streets in Punta Gorda. Especially some straigh-a-ways with a 30mph speed limit. Many people are speeding on the streets and it is dangerous for those walking and on bicycles. SO…..The Punta Gorda is proposing putting specially trained residents in marked cars with radar guns to nab those with a heavy foot. Anyone they caught would not receive a ticket, but instead, a letter in the mail warning them to slow down. The watch could even extend to ordinary citizens as well.
Police said the goal is simply to raise awareness about high speeds.
Punta Gorda city council heard the proposal for the first time on Wednesday. They are expected to make a decision on the program in the coming months. Some are for it….others are not, we will have to see what happens.