GRAND CANYON, AZ - Authorities are ramping up traffic patrols on roads near a northwestern Arizona reservation that is home to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says it has investigated about 100 traffic crashes in three years on Pierce Ferry and Diamond Bar roads. More than 30 percent of those have resulted in serious injury or death.
The traffic patrol that starts Wednesday coincides with the Chinese New Year. Authorities say they expect an influx of commercial tours, and they'll ticket anyone violating the speed limit.
The Hualapai Tribe operates the Skywalk, a glass-bottom structure that suspends visitors more than 4,000 feet above the floor of the Grand Canyon.
About 75 percent of the visitors drive over a rugged road with sharp turns to get there.
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