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Speed Traps

Speed traps are another type of emphasis patrol, focusing on slowing drivers in high speed or high crash areas. Typically, a police car with a radar gun will be slightly hidden in order to catch drivers in the act of speeding. Traps are usually set in the same place for several days in a row, and officers should return to the area periodically to ensure that speeds have been reduced. While citations are the typical result of speed traps, providing the offending driver information about the dangers of high speeds is important as well.

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