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CPD targets school zone speeding

Coeur d’Alene Police Officer Nick Knoll watches for speeders near Lakes Middle School in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. (Kathy Plonka/photo)
Coeur d’Alene Police Officer Nick Knoll watches for speeders near Lakes Middle School in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. (Kathy Plonka/photo)

Coeur d’Alene police Officer Nick Knoll parked across the street from Lakes Middle School and lowered the front windows of his patrol car, looking for lead-footed drivers. Knoll pointed a laser detector at passing cars to get an instant read on their speeds. It didn’t take long. “Here we go, there’s a 35” – a driver going 15 miles over the school zone speed limit as students are arriving at the school. Knoll pulled over a woman with a kid in her car, chatted with her briefly and returned to scan her driver’s license into his computer and print out a $156.50 speeding ticket. “She thought the speed limit was a 25 mph school zone,” Knoll said. “And she’s running late today”/Scott Maben, SR. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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