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Posted on: September 17, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Extra Traffic Enforcement

The Deer Park Police Department would like to inform the public of extra traffic enforcement in specific areas around our city. First, some may have already noticed the new signs changing the speed limit in the 4800 -5000 block of East Blvd near Wal-Mart, Chick-fil-A, and NTB Auto Center from 50 mph to 40 mph for both directions. An analysis revealed this to be among the highest in crash locations in Deer Park. The Deer Park Police Department has made attempts to get the word out to the public through various media outlets, and began increasing enforcement in this area as of October 1st, 2013.

Also, the Deer Park Police Department would like to announce that it will be conducting extra speed enforcement in other designated problem areas around our city. This extra enforcement is made possible through extra funds received from the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) under a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) grant. The following sites were surveyed and determined to have compliance rates that were low enough to meet the requirements for designation for selective traffic enforcement:
Site #1 5300 SH 225 E/B Feeder @ Robin (45mph)
Site #2 Georgia (2400 block to 3200 block) (30 mph)
Site #3 East P Street (100 block to 1500 block) (30 mph)
Site #4 San Augustine (1200 block west to 1300 block East ) (30 mph)
Site #5 Louisiana Street (1900 to 3200 block) (20 mph)
Site #6 13th Street (700 block West to 1300 block East ) (30 mph)
Site #7 State Highway 225 (4900 block to 7000 block) (65mph)
Site #8 East Boulevard (700 block to 1800 block) (40 mph)
Site #9 W. 13th Street (1300 - 1800 blocks) (40mph)
The primary goal of the S.T.E.P. speed enforcement program is to increase effective enforcement and adjudication of traffic safety-related laws to reduce crashes, fatalities, and injuries. This is done by increasing and sustaining high visibility enforcement of traffic safety-related laws. Another important aspect of the STEP program is to increase public education and information by participating in community events and campaigns regarding these enforcement activities. Of course officers will still be patrolling their beats for traffic violators in their assigned areas. The hope is that this program will supplement normal patrol duties to achieve the highest level of voluntary compliance with traffic laws to maximize the safety and high quality of life for all the citizens and visitors to our city.

For more information contact: Sgt. J.W. White 281-930-0842 or jwhite@deerparktx.org.

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