Residents concerned about speeding in Richton neighborhoods

Residents concerned about drivers speeding in Richton neighborhoods

PERRY COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Residents of a Richton neighborhood are worried for their children’s safety due to frequent speeding through their community.

“Don’t care, they don’t slow down even though there have been signs put up saying that there’s kids playing, but they don’t care about that either,” said Marcia Lambert, a Richton resident.

Richton Police Chief Jimmy Bunch said officers will be monitoring the area to look out for speeders after residents near Mulberry and Gertrude Avenue talked with city officials about their concern.

“We brought in our officers early on shift and sent them in those areas in order to try to either apprehend the speeders to deter it.” Bunch said

Authorities said that from this point on, officers will be in the area to watch drivers.

In the meantime, residents are encouraged to call the police department with complaints.

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