30 Means 30 Program

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It's a program designed to make our neighborhoods safer and Rockford police say its working. The 30 means 30 program is targeting streets that have repeated speeding complaints.

On July 19 police began stepping up patrols, using message displays, signs and additional radar enforcement in the targeted residential areas. Sergeant Dave Hopkins says the program has been a success, violations and complaints from residents have decreased.

Hopkins says the purpose of the program is to educate and modify the behavior of drivers. So far, 436 citations have been written during the course of the program, including 295 for residential speeding, 28 stop sign violations and 29 insurance violations.