The Weatherford Police Department will utilize grant funding from the Texas Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Program to pay overtime salaries for officers to conduct Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) activities. STEP activities are geared to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the road during holiday periods as well as enforce posted speed limits. Additional enforcement is scheduled for Oct. 23, – Nov. 2.
Recent speed surveys conducted in the 900 block of Palo Pinto Street indicated that only 25 percent of drivers were abiding by posted speed limits. In the 700 block of Fort Worth Highway, surveys showed that 23 percent of drivers were driving at or below the posted speed limits. On Interstate 20 near the 408 mile marker about 40 percent of drivers were driving in compliance with posted speed limits and in the area of the 2300 block of Rick Williamson Memorial Highway only 26 percent were driving in compliance with posted speed limits.
As always, we have many local Halloween/Fall festivities going on in our community during the month of October. The Weatherford Police Department would like to remind you to be mindful of your surroundings and watch for children and families crossing streets to trick-or-treat or attend events. Please be aware of posted speed limits, always wear your seatbelts, and have a designated driver if alcohol will be a part of your Halloween/Fall activities.