A Safer Way To End Pursuits

August 8, 2011 by  

Saying they are learning from the 2001 death of an officer, Austin police officials are outfitting all patrol cars with what they say is a safer, less expensive method for puncturing the tires of a suspect’s vehicle during high-speed pursuits.

The department is phasing out its spike strips, or stingers, in favor of a new device called Stop Sticks.

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