Signs have drivers hitting the brakes

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The signs read "Targeted Enforcement Area" and there are dozens of them in the city of Lexington. They are designed to make drivers aware of their speed and any other potential driving violations.

Kentucky Highway Safety Director Chuck Geveden says the enforcement effort is part of a $2.3 million grant that is being utilized by 92 law enforcement agencies in the state. The signs stay in a given city for three to four weeks before being moved to another city. Geveden says they are strategically placed in certain areas where violations are more likely to occur.

Initially the signs were just placed on the road side. However, in coming days, law enforcement will be patrolling near the signs to catch violators.

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