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Longboat Key Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 3 months ago

No need for speed

Traffic device keeps drivers honest on GMD.
by: Eric Garwood Managing Editor

Longboaters generally don't need to be told twice about something. 

Which is why traffic on Monday morning seemed to behave itself in a particularly busy stretch of Gulf of Mexico Drive, near Joan Durante Park, the Centre Shops, Euphemia Haye and, oh yes, the Police Department. 

When traffic became a concern in 2019 in Longbeach Village, the town purchased a portable radar unit that displays approaching vehicles' speed. 

During about a 10-minute span around lunchtime, not a single driver broke the speed limit. 

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