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AZ DPS Cracking Down On Speeders

[dropcap style=”style1″]A[/dropcap]rizona Department of Public Safety officers have noticed a trend of speeding, rollovers, and collisions on the SR-51 in Phoenix. Because of this they are taking notes from other states and have started using a plane in order to reduce aggressive speeders and the number of accidents in the area.

Saturday May 2, 2015, the use of an aircraft went into effect. they will continue to use the aircraft for many months and possibly years to come.

According to DPS, the fully-marked 1980 single-engine Cessna helped make 72 airplane derived traffic stops over the weekend between 32nd St. and Northern. On average, speed limit violators were clocked at 91 mph.

In one extreme case, the DPS plane clocked a speeder going 131 mph. When officers attempted to pull him over he wrecked his vehicle just south of the Northern Avenue Exit.

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