WFPD Releases 1st Quarter TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats

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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, 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 2015 (October – December) TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats:

Adult Seat Belts – 145
Child Seat Belts/Safety Seats – 6
Stop Sign Tickets – 79
Red Light Tickets – 21
Other Intersection tickets – 64
Speeding Tickets – 474
Non-Hazardous tickets – 138
Total Arrests – 4
Vehicles Impounded – 9
Hours Worked – 392.9
Miles Driven – 3780
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