DPS working to cut down on speeders

DPS working to cut down on speeders

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers just got some help to cut down on speeders.

The department has received $92,536.00 in federal funds.

The money will be used to pay overtime to troopers who are taking part in enhanced speed enforcement details. Some of it will also be used for the purchase of 15 UltraLyte radar speed guns.

In 2016, the Department reported 106 speed-related fatalities, 481 speed-related injuries, and issued 122,413 citations for speed/aggressive driving.

"With the holidays coming up and there are so many people traveling, we want to see people get there safely so they can enjoy their families, so they can enjoy their time because holidays should be for that enjoying their time and not be remembered for tragic times," said Quentin Mehr with the AZ Department of Public Safety.

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