FY 2021 3rd Quarter Comprehensive STEP Stat Totals

The 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, distracted driving (cell phones), and intersection traffic control violations. Organizations eligible for STEP funds include the Texas Department of Public Safety, Sheriff’s Offices, Constable’s Offices, and local Police Departments.

The following hazardous citations were written during the 3rd Quarter (April – June) Comprehensive STEP.

Speed – 406

Intersections – 20

Distracted Driving (Cell Phone Use) – 2

Seat Belt Violation (Adult) – 29

Seat Belt Violation (Child) – 0

In addition to the hazardous citations, the following citations, warnings or arrests were issued or made.

Non- Hazardous – 54

Written Warnings – 103

Arrests – 1

A total of 243 STEP hours were worked by officers and 2,364 miles were driven.

FY 2021 Comprehensive STEP totals to date:

Speed – 1167

Intersections – 49

Distracted Driving (Cell Phone Use) – 3

Seat Belt Violation (Adult) – 29

Seat Belt Violation (Child) – 0

Non- Hazardous – 158

Written Warnings – 318

Arrests – 1

Hours Worked – 708

Miles Driven – 6199

Remember to buckle up and slow down.  Your life and the lives of others depend on it!


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