CENTRAL OREGON -- Deschutes County has been seeing an increase in speeding on Highway 97. Sheriff Shane Nelson says recently his department has done patrols in the Highway 97 area with a primary focus on speeders and unsafe drivers. He asks the community to plan their trip ahead to avoid feeling the need to speed. Sheriff Nelson also states he’s been seeing an increase in tourists regardless of COVID-19 and distancing regulations. He says the calls of service responding to the noncompliant have given them an uptick in business.