The Wichita Falls Police Department participated in the 1st Operation Slowdown Grant funded by the Texas Department of Transportation.
The idea behind the grant was to primarily focus on speed violations in high crash areas of the city that involved serious injuries or death.
Officers could also make traffic stops for other hazardous violations such as intersections, seat belts (to include child safety seat violations), and distracted driving (cell phone usage).
The following citations were issued during this two-week campaign from June 7th – June 21st, 2022:
SPEED VIOLATIONS – 455
SEAT BELT VIOLATIONS – 3
CHILD SAFETY SEAT VIOLATIONS – 0
INTERSECTION VIOLATIONS – 4
DISTRACTED DRIVING VIOLATIONS – 1
ARRESTS – 1
ENFORCEMENT HOURS TOTAL – 203.07
Even though this campaign is over, we would like to ask the citizens of Wichita Falls to continue to practice safe driving habits.
Plan your trip and allow yourself plenty of time to get to your destination safely.