Greensboro police ‘Motor Unit’ on the hunt for speeders this holiday

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- John Henry Bohlken sees folks flying by his front yard all the time.

“We have an excessive problem with speeding in a residential neighborhood with a school that’s right down the road,” he said.

Turns out, he’s not the only one with this concern, as Greensboro police have received plenty of complaints about speeding, particularly in the New Irving Park neighborhood.

“Because we were receiving so many complaints for traffic safety related issues in neighborhoods, the motorcycle units were ideal,” Officer J.B. Price said.

Price and the newly reinstated Motor Unit go out into these neighborhoods, clock speeders and talk to residents.

“People will pull up beside you at traffic lights and that’s what we want,” Price said.

The department says about three out of four complaints it receives involve traffic violations in residential neighborhoods.