AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department is now focusing its presence on high-speed and high-traffic roadways, as they've seen a significant increase in the number of fatal, serious injury and injury crashes occurring during a time when overall traffic is down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officers have also reported seeing excessive speeding during their shifts. In fact, two vehicles were stopped on Monday morning for traveling at more than 100 mph on MoPac.
Beginning on May 15 and lasting through May 31, officers will concentrate on reducing crashes overall through directed patrols across the city. The increased patrol is intended to stop speeding, red-light violations and other dangerous behaviors.