WFPD Releases 2020 1st Quarter TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats

636210405772280198-WFPD-STEPThe largest portion of traffic safety funding from TxDOT is used for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) projects, which pay for overtime activities by local law enforcement to reduce the incidence of speeding, driving while intoxicated, failure to use occupant restraint systems, and intersection traffic control violations. Organizations eligible for STEP funds include the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS), sheriff’s offices, constable’s offices and community police departments.

The Wichita Falls Police Department has finalized the 1st Quarter FY 2020 (October – December 2019) TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats:

Adult Seatbelt Citations – 31
Child Safety Seats – 2
Intersection Violations – 101
Speeding – 361
Distracted Driving (Cell Phones) – 15
Other Violations – 120
Arrests – 1
Vehicles Impounded – 6
Hours Worked – 285
Miles Driven – 2,256

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