Police try to slow down Mount Pleasant drivers

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The word on the street in Mount Pleasant is that the radar units in Mount Pleasant are on and ready to catch speeding drivers.

And it seems as though there are plenty of speeding drivers to catch. In just one hour on Wednesday afternoon, Sgt. Robert Googe wrote four tickets for excessive speed after parking off of Johnnie Dodds Blvd. and monitoring traffic.

"It was almost nonstop from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Today's excuse was they didn't realize it was a construction zone," he said.

The police aren't trying to be nasty--they just want you to slow down for the safety of the workers handling the construction. Prior to construction beginning, the speed limit on that stretch of road was 45 mph. In mid-October, it was dropped to 35 mph for three miles in order to ensure the workers' safety.

If you happen to be one of the unlucky drivers caught speeding, you could face fines ranging from $80 to almost $450. So do yourself--and the construction workers--a favor and stick to the speed limit.

For the full story, head over to The Post and Courier.

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