Police issuing more warnings than tickets after Losey Blvd. speed limit change

It’s been about six months since the speed limit on La Crosse’s Losey Boulevard was reduced from 30 miles per hour to 25.

Police say they’re still giving a lot of extra attention to the busy stretch of road and are working to make sure people are aware of the lower speed limit.

Since the new ordinance went into effect in late June, Captain Jason Melby says they’ve written 218 tickets for speeding on Losey Boulevard and issued 310 warnings.

“We have a lot of presence out there, and the fact that we issued almost 100 more warnings than we did citations, the intent is to make sure everybody’s aware of the change, and not necessarily make sure we’re writing as many citations as possible,” said Capt. Melby.

The Police Department says many of the speeding tickets that were written were cases of people going well over 15 miles per hour over the speed limit.