Our two new Ford Tauras police cars hit the streets this week.
Missouri’s “Move Over Law” states:
“Upon approaching a stationary emergency vehicle displaying lighted red or red and blue lights, the driver of every motor vehicle shall:
- Proceed with caution and yield the right-of-way, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the stationary vehicle, if on a roadway having at least four lanes with not less than two lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; or
- Proceed with due caution and reduce the speed of the vehicle, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions, if changing lanes would be unsafe or impossible.”
The police department speed trailer is used to alert oncoming traffic of their speed, and to make drivers aware they may be driving too fast. Another benefit to the trailer is it records the volume of traffic and the speed of the vehicles as they pass the trailer.
We set the speed trailer up on Strassner Dr, in the 1300-1400 block, Monday Jun 30 – Mon Jul 14. It was monitoring the west bound traffic. During that time it recorded 18, 732 vehicles. The average speed of those cars was 26 mph. The posted speed limit is 25 mph. Ninety-nine of the vehicles were traveling over 35 mph.
Be careful out there.
On vacation last week. Time to catch up:
- On July 14th, at 1:48am, police received a call for a burglar alarm at a business in the 1600 block of Hanley Road. Officers found evidence of an attempted burglary. Nothing was taken.
- On July 14th, at 8:50pm, an officer responded to the 8300 block of Musick Memorial Dr for a report of a theft from a vehicle. The victim states someone punched the lock on his truck door, gained entry, and took his wallet.
- On Jul 17th, at 11:30am, an officer responded to a business in the 9000 block of Manchester Road for a report of a found bicycle. A black Roadmaster mountain bike was left on the property. The bicycle was taken to the police station. The bicycle is shown below.
- On Jul 17th, at 9:43pm, police were called to a residence on Southcote Dr. for a report of a burglary. Someone had broken a rear window and entered the residence. Electronic items were taken.
- This morning, at 9:00am, officers responded to a residence in the 8700 block of Florence Ave. for a report of a burglary. The victim stated someone had attempted to kick in the rear door. Nothing was taken.