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More officers to patrol roads during the holidays

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 6:58 PM CST
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - Whether you’re traveling far or staying local for Thanksgiving, you will most likely notice more police officers on the road during the holidays.

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials said there are things you shouldn’t do to break the law and the ultimate goal for drivers should be to make it home safely. Local law enforcement will also receive grant money to help make roads safe.

“We’ll be giving them extra money to add extra officers to the road for everything from speeding to drunk driving, to not wearing your seat belt. So, they will be out there enforced, and that increased law enforcement presence should be a deterrent to you,” said Adele Lewis, TxDOT public information officer.

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