Police to enforce speed on Boreas Pass Road | SummitDaily.com

Police to enforce speed on Boreas Pass Road

BRECKENRIDGE – A study of traffic speeds on Boreas Pass Road has led the Breckenridge Police Department to make changes in signs and enforcing the speed limit.

Prompted by complaints from residents about the speed of passing cars on the road, the police department conducted a speed survey. Officers clocked cars up and down the mountain and found that 85 percent of motorists averaged in excess of 12 mph over the posted 30 mph speed limit; some vehicles were spotted moving more than 60 mph.

“Due to the excessive speeds, there are many accidents that occur on Boreas Pass Road each year, causing vehicle damage and injury to drivers,” Officer David Edstrom said in a press release. “The excessive speeds on this roadway also endanger pedestrians and bicyclists.”

In response, the police department is changing signs on the road. Flashing lights above speed limit signs and enforcement warnings are being installed. Police patrols also will conduct increased speed enforcement on the road.

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