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Speeders Beware! Alamance Co. Sheriff's Office Cracking Down

Since the start of 2019, the Sheriff's Office has posted 3 different warnings on social media for different neighborhoods with speeding hot spots.

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Speeding.  It's something that happens all the time.

And in Alamance County, deputies are cracking down and giving warning.

Since the start of 2019, the Sheriff's Office has posted 3 different warnings on social media for different neighborhoods with speeding hot spots.

"The cops have been setting up and trying to slow people down," explains Carla Miller.

Miller works at American Aquascapes on NC 54 in Graham.  She says they see speeders go by all the time and says she was actually rear-ended by one last year.

"It scares me," she says. "There’s a lot of people that do fly on this road and if you don’t look good, they just fly out. People have wrecks here all the time."

The Alamance County Sheriff's Office says the goal is to spread awareness, not give tickets, although they will issue citations if they have to.  There's added concentration in areas with school zones.

Jesũs Sanchez holds a farmers market on his property in Swepsonville.  He says he's not just worried about other cars when it comes to speeders, but people, too.

"Our clients park across the street and they have to cross the street," he explains. "And even though we have markers and cones and flags and flashing lights, people still basically run over our stuff."

What he's hoping to do is reach out to DOT for a cross walk.

That's something you can do in your neighborhood, too, if you think there needs to be a change for safety like a cross walk, red light or speed bump.

Click here for more instructions from NC DOT.

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