CARLSBAD, N.M. - Carlsbad Police has a new tool to help stop crashes.
They have a new traffic unit that was put in place last week.
The new unit will be in the area where there are frequent crashes.
Officials say that includes South Canal Street, Pierce Street and Lea Street.
The new unit will also allow patrol officers to use their time in a more efficient manner and to enforce the traffic laws that are already in place.