WFPD: grant helped snag 438 speeders in Wichita Falls

WFPD: grant helped snag 438 speeders in Wichita Falls

WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - The Wichita Falls Police Department say speeding has been the most frequent violation issued as a part of the Selective Traffic Enforcement program (STEP).

The STEP program pays for overtime activities by local law enforcement to reduce speeding, driving while intoxicated, not using seat belts and more.

The funding for STEP comes from grants issued by TxDOT.

From October to December 2018, the first quarter of reporting, STEP grant violations issued by the Wichita Falls Police Department included 438 for speeding, 83 intersection violations, 68 adult seatbelt violations, 6 child safety seat violations and 19 distracted driving by cell phone violations. There were also 152 violations listed as “other”.

The program resulted in six arrests and 14 vehicles impounded.

The department says 307.5 hours were worked and 2,513 miles driver in patrol vehicles.

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