KENOVA, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Kenova police officers are stepping up patrols along Interstate 64 to stop drivers from speeding.
Police Chief Ray Mossman says the one and a half mile stretch of Interstate 64 that runs through Kenova sees at least 20 car crashes each year.
He says they are stepping up enforcement along the interstate to prevent that number from rising.
The speed limit drops from 70 miles per hour down to 65 miles per hour, which police say many drivers choose to ignore.
Chief Mossman says they have written dozens of tickets just this weekend, and dozens more this year.
"If you have 20 crashes in a mile and a half on basically a straight road with one curve, you've got problems. And the lower we can get that speed limit the better," said Mossman.
He is using extra men to patrol the interstate, but hopes to get a vehicle enforcement officer added to the team soon.