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Police enforcing speeding crackdown on Southfield Road

Posted at 12:29 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 12:29:03-05

(WXYZ) — Police from three metro Detroit communities are launching a pilot project that will reduce speeding on Southfield Road.

Southfield, Lathrup Village and Beverly Hills will work on the 3-month project named "Southfield Road Safety & Speed Enforcement Program."

The project covers the 5-mile stretch of Southfield Road between 9 Mile and 14 Mile Roads. The goal is to reduce the amount of speeding and speed-related crashes.

It will begin this week and go through the end of March 2020. There will be increased enforcement of speed limits in the area, police say.

“The main focus of this program is to improve safety," said Southfield Police Chief Elvin Barren. "The probability of severe injury increases with the impact speed of the colliding vehicle. Also, crashes congest the roadways and result in economic losses.”