To ensure a safe flow of traffic through Irving, several tools are used by the Irving Police Department to assist with officers' deployment to the areas of concern. One of those tools is the Stalker SAM Trailer.
When a resident contacts the police department with a speeding concern, the information is forwarded to the traffic section, deploying one of the three trailers to the concerned location. The trailer is left at the location for about a week. During this time, the trailer will collect the speed of vehicles traveling on the road.
The data is analyzed, and a report is generated listing the location of the trailer, number of vehicles that traveled on the road and their speed, the average speed of vehicles, number of vehicles traveling 11 miles per hour (mph) or more than the speed limit, and the total percentage of vehicles traveling over 11 mph. Based on the information collected, officers are deployed to the areas of greatest concern. View the latest report (PDF).
To request a speed trailer, call (972) 721-7835. Before calling, please review the latest report to ensure that a speed trailer has not been deployed at the location within the last 18 months. If a trailer was recently deployed at the location, there has been a significant change in the roadway (construction, adding lanes, or roads), then that area of concern will be reevaluated later.