APD Cites Nearly 150 Drivers for Going Over 100 mph
Police reiterate dangers of speeding
Anchorage police officers cited nearly 150 drivers in the past year for driving at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.
At the police sub-station in Eagle River, every time a driver is cited for going that fast, the report goes up on the wall of shame.
APD says in 2011 officers issued 148 citations to people who hit 100-plus on the roadways.
The traffic enforcement supervisor says those who drive that fast are dangerous to everyone on the roadways.
“It is hazardous for the officers,” says Sergeant Justin Doll of the Traffic Enforcement Unit. “We want them to get that person stopped as quickly as they can and not have those speeding progress for any length of time on the highway because it’s a safety factor. That’s the whole reason we do speed enforcement.”
A motorcyclist was caught speeding at 150 miles an hour. Police say he was the fastest of the year. Police are asking everyone to report dangerous drivers.