(CBS DETROIT) - Several Detroit residents are fed up with the cars that they say are constantly racing through their neighborhoods.
In response, the Detroit Police Department says they are cracking down on reckless driving in the city.
The department says about 40 officers will be sent out to conduct traffic stops. They will not only be on main roads but also in the neighborhoods where children are more likely to be outside.
"I get a lot of calls about speeders. So, yes, this is a direct response to that," said Police Chief James White. "But this is also a quality of life. Living in these communities where people are running stop signs and kids are being hit is a problem."
White says he hopes police presence will slow drivers down and prevent drag racing.
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