Peoria city leaders are hoping to crack down on speeding in the area by giving out more traffic citations.
During Tuesday’s city council meeting, Peoria Public Works presented a traffic calming proposal to slow traffic in neighborhoods and around schools.
Mayor Jim Ardis says the city is one of the most dangerous communities he’s ever experienced when it comes to traffic. He believes its vital for police officers to ticket more — for those speeding and running red lights.
“We don’t have any revenue coming in and we need the revenue..we would love for this to be the most safe traffic city in the country and not having any revenue that would be the perfect world, but right now we don’t have either,” Said Ardis.
Mayor Ardis hopes to have a traffic plan in place in the coming weeks.