Senators Knudson and Hillyard disagree on Mantua "speed trap"

LOGAN – Although Peter Knudson of Brigham City considers fellow Utah Senator a good friend and a great legislator, Knudson said on KVNU’s “For the People” program Thursday that he differs on an issue that recently came up.

Hillyard accused the town of Mantua – which is in Knudson’s district – of setting up a “speed trap” to collect money for the town. Knudson said there are many motorists who are going to Yellowstone and other places that aren’t acquainted with the stretch of Highway 89-91 that goes through the town.

“They don’t know what’s there and they get a little heavy-footed and they end up getting a speeding ticket,” he said. “But I’ve had some interesting conversations with the mayor of Mantua and he believes very strongly that they are not trying to give tickets so it will enhance their finances.”

Knudson said the mayor did admit that some of the money from the fines goes toward safety issues.

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