DPS nets 90 speeders in 5 hours on SR 347

A special detail from the Department of Public Safety made 112 traffic stops on State Route 347 Wednesday morning.

Of those, 90 resulted in speeding citations, according to Sgt. Steven Sekrecki. Two people were cited for not having children in car seats, and four others were cited for “non-hazardous” violations such as insurance or registration issues.

The detail involved four state troopers, two officers from Gila River Police Department and one Maricopa police officer.

Sekrecki said DPS warns people ahead of conducting these details because the goal is slowing down traffic, rather than ticketing drivers.

“It allows those people who might normally speed let themselves know to slow down,” Sekrecki said. “And we let people know so there’s not a big surprise when they see us out there en masse.”

Wednesday’s detail was in operation from 7 a.m. to noon.

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