PALM BAY POLICE: Proactive Traffic Enforcement Planned For Southeast Palm Bay Area
By Yvonne Martinez, City of Palm Bay // June 12, 2015
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BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA — Palm Bay Police South District patrol officers will be conducting proactive traffic enforcement in the area of a recent traffic fatality where excessive speed was identified as the primary contributing factor.
Residents have also expressed concerns about excessive speeding in the same stretch of roadway.
The area along Emerson Drive and Walden Boulevard on the north end, and Bayside Lakes Blvd and Eldron Boulevard on the south end, will be the focus of the selective enforcement in an attempt to promote safer driving habits in the area.
Police are in the process of reviewing statistical data to determine if there are other contributing factors that need to be addressed.
“We are taking a look at the data and doing a thorough review of the area to identify any potential issues,” said Commander Nelson Moya.
“In the mean time we want to make sure we have high visibility traffic enforcement in the area to get motorists to slow down and ultimately drive safer.”
On Sunday a motorist was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle at the intersection Bayside LakesBoulevard and Windbrook Drive SE.
Traffic homicide investigators estimate he was traveling in excess of 70 miles per hour when he failed to negotiate the curve and crashed into a tree.
The proactive traffic enforcement will take place at random times and will continue as manpower allows.