NEW LONDON, MO (WGEM) – Law enforcement stopped 30 vehicles in 3 hours for speeding at what has been deemed a dangerous intersection.
Officials said on Wednesday that from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the Ralls County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and New London Police Department conducted a traffic safety saturation on the intersection of US 61 and Highway A.
During the 3 hours, 30 vehicles were stopped for exceeding the posted speed limit. 15 citations and 15 warnings were issued.
The traffic stops come following numerous traffic crashes at the intersection resulting in injuries and fatalities.
Since January 1, crashes at the intersection have put 15 people in the hospital and left one person dead.
Officials said they will continue to monitor the intersection throughout the peak travel season in hopes to raise awareness and prevent further tragedies in Ralls County.
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