Pima County Sheriff's Department

1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 351-4600
In the event of an emergency, dial 911.
www.pimasheriff.org

Press Release

Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP)

Sent on 3/17/2017 12:53:28 PM

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is a leader in public safety and is committed to serving with honor, courage, and integrity in the fight against crime, and to work relentlessly toward making our community safer for the people of Pima County. Many residents are concerned about speeders on their streets endangering other drivers, walkers, joggers, bicyclists, and children. They are often aware of incidents such as “near-misses” that are not reported to law enforcement. The Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) addresses these issues and many more. Deputies from the Traffic Section will be actively enforcing speed violations throughout Pima County in March, April, and May 2017. One of the most dangerous activities a driver can commit is also one of the most common – speeding. While this may not seem like a major infraction, it can be incredibly dangerous. When drivers disregard the speed limit they are not only risking their own safety, but also the safety of everyone else on the road. We know that speed enforcement works best if:  Drivers are aware of enforcement efforts.  Failure to observe speed limits has tangible consequences for offenders.  Deputies enforce it randomly, rather than predictably at specific times and locations.  Drivers are not tipped off by cues as to precisely when it is or is not happening. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department strongly encourages drivers to obey all local, state, and federal traffic laws. This operation is made possible with grant funding from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). GOHS is committed to making our roadways a safer place.


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