BPD Increasing Traffic Enforcement During Holiday Season

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BPD Increasing Traffic Enforcement During Holiday Season

The Beaumont Police Department will be encouraging safe driving during the holidays by increasing traffic enforcement on the offense of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). This increased enforcement period will be from December 15 through December 31, covering both the Christmas and New Year Holidays. BPD believes that all of our citizens have the right to travel safely during the holiday season. Since November 7, 2000, at least one person has died on Texas roadways every day and with over 3,000 deaths on Texas roadways in 2018, our goal is to reduce traffic crashes and fatalities involving impaired drivers.

Here are some additional driving safety tips:
* Be courteous to other drivers
* Always buckle up. every occupant. every ride.
* Pay attention, focus on driving when behind the wheel, put your phone away or turn it off
* Drive to conditions, slow down when weather conditions are unfavorable
* Leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you
* Never drive after drinking alcohol or consuming other drugs or medications that cause drowsiness
* Slow down or move over for flashing lights; a law enforcement vehicle, emergency vehicle, tow truck or TxDOT vehicle that may be stopped along the side of the road.

By |2018-12-18T16:30:43+00:00December 18th, 2018|Police Department, Press Releases, Public Safety Press Releases|Comments Off on BPD Increasing Traffic Enforcement During Holiday Season

About the Author:

Officer Haley Morrow has been with the Beaumont Police Department for 5 years. Officer Morrow served on Patrol prior to being assigned to the Police Community Relations Unit in July of 2016. Officer Morrow comes from a family of Beaumont Police Officers, to include her Father, Brother, and Husband. Her sister is also employed with the City of Beaumont as a 911 dispatcher.