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Speeding motorists still remain the major concern for Egremont

(Hannah Shirley) Tourists drive passed the highway sign on their way into South Egremont village.

EGREMONT — The select board has said it, the police department has said it, and citizens are saying it, too: speeding in the village center is one of Egremont residents’ biggest concerns for their town.

Although the number of speeding-related arrests are up in Egremont in the last month, Egremont Police Officer Hans Carlson said traffic data doesn’t necessarily support resident complaints that traffic is going any faster in the village than it has been in past years.

Carlson, who attended the town’s first Complete Streets Committee meeting Thursday to discuss the issue along with Egremont Police Chief Jason LaForest, said that when the police department conducted a car count about three years ago, the average speed was about 3 mph over the limit.

The data did show that traffic volume in Egremont is way up, he said.

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