San Elijo Road Speed Enforcement Issue in the San Diego UT

SAN MARCOS — As authorities in San Marcos work to curb speeding cars on city streets — particularly on San Elijo Road — some drivers are alarmed by one method the deputies use: stepping into the path of oncoming traffic to flag down motorists.

The practice, though, is part of their training and is standard operating procedure throughout the county, the deputies and the San Marcos sheriff’s station captain said Wednesday.

San Elijo resident Patrick Knapp said he has repeatedly complained of seeing deputies “go out into the middle of the road and put their hands up like Darth Vader” to slow speeding vehicles.

“It’s shocking to me,” Knapp said. The 47-year-old real estate agent said he’s witnessed it a handful of times. Read More in UT

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