Tulsa Police See Increased Speeding Violations On Riverside

Friday, May 15th 2020, 8:03 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa Police said now that more people are out on the roads again, they've been seeing an increase in traffic violations.

Just a few weeks ago, there were fewer people on the roads and police saw a lot of people speeding.

Tulsa Police said they thought that would change when more people started driving again, but it's been the opposite.

"Unfortunately, I did issue a citation for speeding. I did reduce it down. Like I said I got you going 53 in a 35," said Tulsa Police Officer Mike Robertson while pulling over a driver.

He said they've gotten complaints about drivers speeding on Riverside.

"We've gotten a lot more speeding complaints and we've been working this fairly aggressively," said Officer Robertson.

Tulsa Police Sergeant Will Dalsing with the Riverside Division Traffic Control Unit said before the city shut down, officer normally saw people doing 10 to 15 miles over the posted speed limit, but now it's much higher.

"We've stopped people that are going 25, 35, 40 miles an hour over the speed limit on a city street. Upwards of 80 miles per hour on a city street," said Dalsing.

He said the grace period is over for people driving around with paper tags too.

"I understand that people felt like they couldn't get their cars tagged or pay their registration fees during the pandemic, but the tag offices are open and we're starting to see these older paper tags," said Dalsing.

Police are also reminding people to wear seatbelts. They said that's another traffic violations they've seen lately.