Results from Multi-Agency Speed Enforcement Detail – Prescott Police Department

Through grant funding made possible by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the Prescott Police Department, the Prescott Valley Police Department, Chino Valley Police Department and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office participated in a speed and aggressive driving enforcement detail on Wednesday, February 2nd from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. The areas of focus were Pioneer Parkway, Willow Creek Road, and Highways 89 and 89A.

During the detail 13 officers conducted 98 traffic stops which resulted in 123 violations. Included were 66 citations for speeding, 3 citations for criminal speed, and 53 citations for various other violations. One driver was arrested for Aggravated DUI as well.

It should be noted that some of the higher speed violations observed included 70mph on Willow Creek Road, 92mph on Highway 89A, multiple 80 mph speeding violations on Highway 89 and an 81 mph speeding violation on Pioneer Parkway.

The multi-agency speed enforcement details will continue around the Tri City area to help slow traffic down in order to reduce serious traffic crashes.

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4 thoughts on “Results from Multi-Agency Speed Enforcement Detail – Prescott Police Department”

  1. This crackdown is long overdue in Prescott. The speeds have to be brought down everywhere.
    People have to reflect about why they moved to Prescott and realize it was for the slow paced civilized lifestyle and today that has vanished and has been replaced with crazy speed. What the heck is so important that needs to get done 2-3 seconds sooner in Prescott, that you have to go over the speed limit to get there.? Nothing. Slow down people and enjoy the beauty of your surroundings and perhaps save a life or two. And remember the sign says limit, you are allowed to go slower. Hmmmm?

  2. Thank you for the attempt at getting traffic speed under control. It would be helpful if speeds on all feeders were evaluated to raise or lower them where appropriate. We have streets that are set at 30 mph that act as secondary feeders to major roads. Others go through residential areas and would require speed bumps or other methods to slow them down. I appreciate that the focus was on extreme speeds, rather than everything that goes 10+ over the sign.

  3. People move here to die. That’s right slow everyone down and let’s see just how bad of a traffic jam you can cause. I can’t tell you how many people I have seen stop for a red light and then just go. Or run every stop sign in sight all while going the speed limit. I can count on both hands how many people I have seen that can’t seem to stay in their own lane. Drinky, drinky. Yet they all get away with it.

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