WFPD Releases 2017 1st Quarter TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats

vanThe 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 2017 (October-December) TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats:

Adult Seatbelt Citations – 113
Child Safety Seats – 2
Intersection Violations – 228
Speeding – 493
Other Violations – 165
Arrests – 2
Vehicles Impounded – 6
Hours Worked – 375
Miles Driven – 3,371

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