|Published:||May 20, 2010 3:15 AM EDT|
|Updated:||May 20, 2010 3:15 AM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY - The Sheriff's Office and Marco Island Police are taking action to slow down drivers on a dangerous road.
The seven-mile stretch on Collier Boulevard between US41 and Marco is home to some of Collier's most deadly accidents.
"The severity of the crashes here is very bad," says Lt. Harold Minch with the Collier County Sheriff's Office.
40-year-old Roxanne Miller was killed on Collier Boulevard when the motorcycle she was on collided with a car last month.
The Sheriff's Office says speeds on the road are out of control.
"We've had 80 mph speeds out here with several citations," says Lt. Minch.
The speed limit is 55mph.
"The faster a car goes the more damage its going to do when it gets in a crash," says Lt. Minch.
People who travel this road noticed the dangerous driving too.
"They can scoot down here pretty quickly," says motorist Richard Dietrich. "You have to be attentive."
"It's basically bad," says driver Kathleen Steimlie. "I've seen some bad accidents."
Driver Charlie Lombardo says he was rear-ended.
"It just seems like its getting worse," says Lombardo.
"We have many more intersections, more stores. more residential areas," says Lt. Minch.
The Sheriff's Office has fielded numerous calls from concerned residents. Now, they're increasing patrols to decrease deadly drivers.
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