To All; A few nights ago the Oro Valley, AZ (USA) Town Council voted to retain all of their currently employed police officers. There was significant debate regarding a proposed cut of at least 6 officers due to a significant budget short fall that the Town will realize this year. During the debate the traffic officers argued strongly that their presence on the roadway could not safely be reduced in light of the town's traffic volumes.
As a consequence of their vote to retain their current quantity of officers we've seen an increase in traffic stops in the Town's jurisdiction especially along Oracle Road.
During a trip through the area yesterday at about 530 pm we saw no less than 6 different enforcement actions taking place in a 5 mile stretch.
I hate having to drive through their area on Oracle, it is such a mess now with all the construction areas.
Generally, anyone who's lived in the Tucson area for more than a week learns that the entire length of Oracle Road through Oro Valley is one giant speed trap.
A former OV police chief used to be in a civic club with me, and he was proud, proud I say, of the town's rep as a speed trap, although he preferred the term "strict enforcement."
Hey, it makes me double check the speedometer when I cross the city limits.
Pretty soon, they'll start pulling people over for going 1 mile over the speed limit...
In the last couple trips to Phoenix we are seeing the same sort of increase as well. It's like all the departments have been told to step it up.
As you probably know the mobile units on the highways have been pulled due to the shooting in Phoenix a few weeks ago.
So it's back to the old "analog" method
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