GOHS, ADOT will combine efforts with AZDPS to reduce collisions along highways 
Friday, June 30, 2017 – 7:00am
– For Immediate Release –

Arizona — The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) is prepared to ramp up patrolling efforts and overall safety coordination with its governmental partners for heavy holiday traffic. AZDPS encourages everyone to focus on getting to their destination safely so they can enjoy the holiday with family and friends.



DPS urges motorists to:

•    Get plenty of rest before driving
•    Wear their safety restraints
•    Obey speed limits
•    Refrain from driving distracted
•    Refrain from driving impaired
•    Reporting all dangerous driving behavior via 9-1-1 immediately



AZDPS, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) will be working together to deter dangerous drivers that cause collisions on our freeways. Additionally, troopers will be focusing on helping stranded drivers due to the intense summer heat.



There will be many celebratory fireworks shows throughout the state; AZDPS reminds the public that stopping along freeways to view fireworks is both illegal and hazardous. Troopers will strictly enforce violations of traffic law pertaining to stopping, standing or parking along the highway for non-emergency reasons. The public should take the time to plan carefully by locating safe parking areas completely off the highway.



Beginning on June 30, 2017, the following coordinated enforcement operations will be implemented throughout the state in addition to regularly scheduled staffing:



Northern Arizona

Mohave County – Fourth of July DUI enforcement partnership with Kingman Police Department on July 1.
Coconino County – DUI task force participation July 1 and 2.
Navajo and Apache Counties – DUI and speed enforcement on June 30.
Navajo, Gila, and Coconino Counties – Heber fireworks coordinated safety enforcement July 1.
Yavapai County – Tri City DUI task force participation July 1.



Central Arizona / Phoenix Valley

Metro East, Metro South, Metro Central, and Night Watch –East Valley DUI task force participation June 30, July 1, 3, and 4.
Metro West, Metro Central, and Night Watch – West Valley DUI task force participation July 1 and 2.
Capitol District – Focused patrols for anticipated increased foot and vehicular traffic.



Southern Arizona

Yuma and La Paz County – Speed, collision, and seat belt enforcement June 30 and July 3. Also, DUI and seat belt enforcement July 1 and 4.
Pinal County –DUI task force participation June 30, July 1, 4.
Pima and Santa Cruz County – Southern Arizona DUI task force participation June 30, July 1, 4. Seat belt enforcement detail July 4.
Santa Cruz, Cochise, Graham, and Greenlee Counties – Eastern DUI task force participation June 30, Southeastern DUI task force participation July 1.

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