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Glenn Heinemann
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Username: Heinertx

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 11:45 pm:   

We have “No Thru Traffic” signs in Hickory Springs. Are they enforceable? I understand that at least one individual from a nearby neighborhood challenged a ticket they received while driving through Hickory Springs and the ticket was tossed out of court. What is the law on this matter? Are the signs a complete waste of time?
 

Darren Stevens, Captain
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Username: Capt_d_stevens

Post Number: 7
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 05:03 pm:   

Although placed in this area sometime back in conjunction with enforcement, a recent opinion from our city attorney recommended suspending enforcement. This was because they did not feel we had the legal authority to restrict traveling, if otherwise done lawfully, on a public street.

Capt. Darren Stevens 972-335-5603 x103
 

Glenn Heinemann
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Username: Heinertx

Post Number: 2
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 11:25 pm:   

Captain Stevens,
Thank you for your reply. As the No Thru signs are not enforceable will there be increased patrols in Hickory Springs to enforce the 20 MPH speed limit signs that neighborhood?
 

Darren Stevens, Captain
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Post Number: 8
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 12:47 pm:   

Sorry for my delayed response on this. My understanding is that the City Attorney’s opinion on the issue extended to the 20 MPH speed limit as well. Absent a traffic engineering study that supports the need for the limit to be 20 MPH, officers have been given the guidance of supporting the state prima facie (defined: legally sufficient to establish a fact or a case unless disproved) speed limit for residential areas, which is 30 MPH.

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