Texas City Posts Radar Speed Gun Sites On Social Media, Gets Good Reaction


Police in Keller, Tx., are pleased with public feedback about their new policy of posting on social media sites the locations of police with radar guns, reports the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. “Some folks wonder if we have ulterior motives,” said Capt. Tommy Simmons, Keller's patrol commander. “But there's no catch. We're not trying to trap people into anything. “Just slow down, drive safe, and let's all have a good day.”

Two weeks after starting the routine, Keller police added 1,113 followers on Twitter and 2,187 new friends on Facebook, said Rachel Reynolds, a city spokeswoman who helps police use social media. Keller police say they write a lot of tickets, but it's not intended to stuff city coffers. “People call it a speed trap, which is goofy, because the speed limit is posted,” said officer Stephen Grossman. “Our main objective is to slow people down.” Police officials don't mind motorists flashing their headlights to warn others that a cop armed with radar is up ahead; it tends to make people slow down.

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