DPS Targeting Mouth-Breathers Who Are Too Mesmerized by Fireworks to Drive Properly

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If you just can't manage to drive on Loop 202 like a normal human being while a fireworks display is taking place over Tempe Town Lake, the cops have an issue with that.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety announced that cops will be on the 202 tonight, looking for people who are slowing down or stopping on the highway to watch fireworks.

If DPS would look for mouth-breathers slowing down to stare at things all the time, the world would undoubtedly be a better place, but this is a start.

Here's what the press release from DPS says:
Drivers are being reminded that they are not allowed to stop along state highways, including Phoenix-area freeways, to watch fireworks displays on the Fourth of July.

Every year, DPS officers respond to numerous crashes along the Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway before and during the Tempe Town Lake fireworks display.

These crashes are caused by motorists slowing or stopping along the Loop 202 freeway to watch the fireworks from Tempe Town Lake. It is extremely important to maintain a constant flow of traffic during this event and for drivers to remain attentive to traffic conditions.

DPS will have numerous patrol cars and motor officers patrolling that particular stretch of freeway looking for motorists who are impeding traffic by either slowing down or stopping on the freeway or the shoulder to watch fireworks. DPS and the Arizona Department of Transportation strongly encourage drivers not to stop or slow before, during or after any fireworks shows that can be seen from any freeway system. Safe driving will help ensure that everyone has a great holiday.

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ptcgaz
ptcgaz

wonder why the DPS car I saw today didn't pull over the black Caddie that was tailgating me going down U-haul hill while I was passing a semi truck, they later on were going over 85 since I was going along at around 80.. oh wait the guy was white.. so he had no risk at all of getting pulled over.. 

jglen
jglen

... what a waste dps is, anyone else notice how nice it is driving on the freeways nowadaze when theres none of those dipchyts around, 10-15 yrs ago they were everywhere, always pulling someone over and causing giant traffic jams, even shutting down the freeways if there was a fenderbender...  uugghhh.  Y preytell, dont the dumbasses educate the public to pull off @ the next offramp rather than stop in the freekn e-lane?  ... no theyre really not that porcine & dimwitted ... they just love to create those backups... Nowadaze, theyre all playing drugwarriors (plant-warrior heehee) and munching doughnutz ... i love it but wish they could find honest work, like mebbe min wage in one of brewers corporate prisons  ; } 

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

REPENT BECAUSE THE NEAR IS NIGH AND OUR LORD IS ON HIS WAY OBAMA IS THE ANTI-CHRIST THAT HAS PUT OUR COUNTRY AND LAND IN JEPORADY, WE ARE ALL BEING PREPARED FOR FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS WHETHER OR NOT YOU BELIEVE IT!    REPENT NOW AND WAKE UP BECAUSE WE ARE ALL LOSING OUR LIBERTY, THE MARK OF THE BEAST IS NEXT.  http://youtu.be/pnbuPgcELcs

Swoosh
Swoosh

Now if you assholes would only pay attention and give a sh!t the other 24/7 364 how people drive...

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Wonder how many of the Cops will be stopped watching the fireworks?

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