By Jean A. Flanagan
Moorefield Police Chief Steve Reckart has a piece of equipment that makes his mornings more productive. He patrols the school speed zone in front of Moorefield Elementary and Moorefield High schools on a daily basis. The speed limit in the school zone is 15 miles-per-hour.
Reckart has a new Dragon Eye compact LIDAR, laser radar gun, thanks to a donation by ER Excavating & Utilities, LLC.
“I can sit in the school zone in the morning and zero in on individual cars,” he said. “This allows me to pick up individual vehicles by pointing it at a bumper. It tells me their speed immediately.”
“We think the safety of everyone’s children is priceless,” Brittany Rinker said. “I’m grateful that we’re able to help the community in this small way.”