Austin police launch drone program for deadly traffic crashes

Austin police launch drone program for deadly traffic crashes


Austin police officers are gearing up to use drones to map out scenes of fatal crashes across the city. The new technology could cut the time investigators spend gathering evidence by as much as 80 percent, significantly reducing traffic on some of Austin’s congested and dangerous roadways while keeping officers safe from passing vehicles, said Lt. Blake Johnson of the vehicular homicide unit.

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