Plainfield police on alert for speeders on Route 59

April 8, 2011 3:29:49 PM PDT
Speeding drivers along Route 59 in Plainfield aren't uncommon but recently the number of drivers speeding excessively has police on alert.

One driver was clocked at 123 miles an hour in a 45 mile zone between 119th and 127th Street. This type of speeding is of great concern to police because it puts other drivers in danger.

"For example, the gentleman doing 123 miles an hour, he's traveling at approximately 180 feet per second. To put that in perspective, that's covering the length of an entire football field in 1.66 seconds," said

Officers want to remind drivers that they are patrolling Route 59.