MURRAY COUNTY, OK - Troopers in Oklahoma use the sky and the ground to catch drivers violating the law.
"The aircraft will circle an area from the air and monitor traffic for speeding, following too closely and improper lane changes," Trooper Jay Clary said.
We boarded a Cessna 182 with Trooper Jim Thompson Wednesday afternoon and with a little mathematics, were able to help troopers on the ground issue nearly thirty warnings and violations in two hours.
"We use half mile marks with stop watches and it's just time over distance," Thompson said. "We don't get them at their slowest speed you get them at an average through the half mile."
Fifty years ago, OHP was the first highway patrol in the nation to use aircraft speed law enforcement. Clary said they use this crash reduction effort monthly.
"Some drivers are surprised that we have an airplane out working traffic with us," Clary said. "Some of them know about it."
Posted: 12/04/2013 - DALLAS (AP) - A blast of arctic air is headed for Texas, promising at least days of subfreezing temperatures and wintry precipitation in much of northern and western Texas.
Posted: 11/04/2013 - (MURRAY COUNTY, OKLAHOMA ) -- OHP says two teen boys were injured in a head-on collision near Sulphur this afternoon.
Posted: 10/10/2013 - GRAYSON CO, TX-When the government shut down 10 days ago, so did the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Area farmers said if the shutdown continues, it will affect their benefits and a farm bill they depend on for their livelihood.
KXII has a brand new app! We have added loads of great new features including Live Video, Improved Weather & Radar, Easier Navigation and more.