Three new radar signs have been installed on Highways 92 and 133 entering Hotchkiss. Town marshal Dan Miller intentionally delayed activating the electronic signs as he gathered data.
"It has been interesting to learn that an average of 8,500 cars pass through town each day," he noted in a written report to town trustees.
He said 70 percent of those cars are traveling faster than the speed limit, most from 32 to 36 mph.
"We even have speeds above 60 miles an hour passing the signs," he added.
The signs have now been activated and motorists can see the speed of their vehicle as they pass by.
"Hopefully we will see a major reduction in speeding vehicles," the marshal said.
Town trustees, after reviewing the marshal's report, noted that at the rate of 8,500 cars a day, three million vehicles pass through Hotchkiss every year.