WFPD Releases 2nd Quarter TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats


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 2nd Quarter FY 2015 (January-March) TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats:

Adult Seat Belts – 198
Child Seat Belts/Safety Seats – 2
Stop Sign Tickets – 55
Red Light Tickets – 12
Other Intersection tickets – 43
Speeding Tickets – 599
Non-Hazardous tickets – 165
Total Arrests – 2
Vehicles Impounded – 1
Hours Worked – 427
Miles Driven – 4145

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