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On Wednesday, March 8th, 2023, officers from the Prescott Police Department, Prescott Valley Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, and the Chino Valley Police Department conducted a speed enforcement detail from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. focusing on Willow Creek Road, Pioneer Parkway, Williamson Valley Road, and State Route 89.
Officers from the above agencies stopped 116 vehicles which resulted in:
70 citations for speeding
30 citations for other various violations
4 criminal citations for excessive speed
The most egregious speeds included 80mph in a 45mph zone and multiple 70mph in 45mph zones.
The law enforcement agencies in the quad city area will continue traffic enforcement details throughout the coming months to slow traffic down and help reduce serious traffic crashes.
We would like to remind motorists that highway safety is the responsibility of every driver. If you observe erratic driving behavior, please contact law enforcement immediately.
This detail was made possible through grant funding provided by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
4 thoughts on “Multi-Agency Speed Enforcement Detail in Prescott”
I love this town and to read here how well Prescott and the count do so much to keep us all safe. This is what makes Yavapai count a great place to live. I am pleased to read about the efforts on speed enforcement as I see this all the time. I live near White Spar and often I see those coming in to town often are driving at high speeds. Thank You so much. This Marine salutes you for doing what you do.
I don’t understand why it takes a grant from some outside agency to handle traffic enforcement. I’m to the point of wondering why speed limits are posted. I see money being spent on radar type speed notification devices. For what? On the Williamson Valley road, the turn lanes are now passing lanes for people to get the kids to school on time. What are we teaching the child? Running red lights seem to be seem to be the new normal as well. Yesterday, I saw a yellow run with 3 following on the red. Better check your mirrors when stopping because the driver behind you may be hell bent on running the red. I have also been told by the Sheriff’s department that there is no money in traffic enforcement. The courts take it all, well, what about public safety? Is that part of LAW enforcement’s job?
Please, please add Iron Springs Road to your speed detail. Our driveway for four homes comes right onto Iron Springs Rd. and the speed limit is 35. I would say the average speed people are driving is 50 – 70. I get up to and hold 40 and people are right on my tail. I have been passed on this double line two lane road, tail gated, honked at and received hand signals.
Recently, when passed by two speeding cars I called the police station and said I have pics of their license plates because they got the same light at Williamson Valley as I did going
40. I was told there was nothing they could do.
My answer was yes there was and that is by upping the fines with speed enforcement.
More people will get hurt if these people don’t respect our laws.
Great, I hope law enforcement gets as many Californites as possible! They are the frigging morons that are causing most of the dangerous traffic problems here, most lack respect for laws and are too selfish for wisdom regarding sharing the road. Their mindset that brought California down is now here. Go police go! I hope they hit their wallets with the maximum ticket fines as possible!