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Why does Hooker Road receive preferential treatment in regards to controlling cars speeding? I want the radar warning signs on my street.

Brian Freskos
StarNews

Hooker Road isn’t receiving preferential treatment. The stealth radar boxes are mobile units that are being moved around to gather data on speeding vehicles in different areas of Wilmington, said Don Bennett, the city’s traffic engineer.

The information gathered by the boxes will be shared with police so that officers may target enforcement during times when they are most likely to catch speeders. The boxes have already been deployed in six areas, including Hooker Road, with plans this week to move them to somewhere in the Carolina Place neighborhood.

The city also purchased seven speed minder signs, which, similar to speed trailers that motorists more commonly see on the roadside, clocks cars and displays how fast they are traveling. The signs will also be moved from place to place, though less often than the speed boxes because they are harder to transport, Bennett said.

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2 Responses to “ Why does Hooker Road receive preferential treatment in regards to controlling cars speeding? I want the radar warning signs on my street.”

  1. On July 10, 2013 at 4:52 pm Harold Mann wrote:

    Hooker road has had “excessive” speed control for the last couple years. It’s hard to drive down that road without seeing the motorcycle cop. Hooker also has the warning signs about radar in use.

    Nothing to do with the new stealth radars that have been setup over town.

  2. On July 13, 2013 at 8:58 am Kenneth wrote:

    My Reporter, Thank you for taking my question. The answer you were given is bogus. Could you please follow up on this original question? At both ends of Hooker Rd there are signs designating the area as a “Focused Speed Enforcement Zone”. These signs have been posted for a long time. Hooker Rd clearly receives preferential treatment (the signs say so!). Why?



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