Oklahoma Highway Patrol to implement 100 per day limit for troopers in cost cutting move

TULSA - For public safety in Oklahoma, the cuts just keep on coming.

The latest round is hitting highway patrol officers who will soon have a limit on the number of miles they can drive each day.

Troopers will be limited to driving just 100 miles per day in their patrol cars. They will also be grounding the department’s aircraft. According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol's website, the air fleet includes nine planes and two helicopters.

OHP Trooper Dwight Durant says it will affect daily operations, but they will remain focused on public safety.

“Public safety is going to come first we're not going to say, 'no we're not going to go to this call because I don't want to go over my 100 miles I don't want to get in trouble,' there's going to be leeway there but we're going to watch it,” Durant said.

Oklahoma is divided up into 13 troop areas, with northeast Oklahoma making up five of those areas.

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