The Aurora PD in Colorado is cracking down on aggressive drivers and speed violators. A new team called the HEAT unit (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) with LTI's UltraLyte laser speed gun in hand have been instrumental in making the City of Aurora's highways safer.
HEAT's mission is to cut down on injuries and fatal accidents and it looks like they're doing just that. Officer Al Graham of the Aurora PD explained that "20% of the accidents in the City of Aurora were happening along less than 1% of the roadway" and that's when they decided to form this unit.
Fox31 in Denver had the chance to ride along and catch a close-up look at the HEAT in action. Deborah Takahara, reports that "One officer in a matter of hours was catching drivers who were going 90-100 mph." In the two hours of Fox31's ride along there were 43 speeding tickets written up with the average speed of violators being 76 mph. Believe it or not, this is less tickets written up than what was happening previously.
Since HEAT was formed in September of last year Officer Al Graham says, "there have been 0 fatalities in the interstate highway system within the city of Aurora, we've also been able to reduce crashes by 50%."
Fox31 rides along and sees firsthand how Aurora's HEAT unit and LTI's UltraLyte are catching speeders.
May 5, 2016 - Fox 31 Denver, Colorado News.
The new system is working, the HEAT is on and making themselves visible on the City of Aurora's highways reminding people to be safe, wear your seat belts, and follow the speed limit.
LTI laser speed devices, such as the UltraLyte, have been at the forefront for many years in assisting law officers in speed enforcement. It is a sobering fact that speeding is one of the most prevalent causes of accidents on our roadways in the United States. Slow down, enjoy the ride and get to your destination safe and sound.