OHP, TPD crack down on speeding on I-244

Posted at 12:45 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 21:39:49-04

TULSA – More than two dozen Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers and Tulsa Police Dept. officers teamed up to crack down on speeding this week.

In an effort to control speeding, OHP and TPD enforced the work zone speed limit from downtown 169 on Interstate 244 eastbound and westbound. Specifically law enforcement perched themselves at Interstate 244 near the on-ramp at Delaware Avenue.

“The area of concern for Tulsa police and Oklahoma Highway Patrol is I-244 between downtown Tulsa and 169. It's a 50 mile per hour work zone, something drivers are either ignoring or not recognizing."

According to OHP trooper Dwight Durant, the last time this method was utilized around 150 citations were issued.

"It's not so much getting in people's pocket books. That's not the goal. It's to slow people down, so we're stopping a lot of cars and I think people will remember."

On Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 107 tickets were issued, most of them were for speeding in the area. Overall 37 warnings were issued.

Tulsa police and OHP say they plan to monitor speeding again Thursday but a time was not given.

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