Thanks to ongoing assistance from a Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) “Operation Slow Down” grant, the La Porte Police Department (LPPD) will join forces with police departments statewide to get Texas drivers to slow down. The targeted enforcement dates for the grant are July 14 through July 30, 2023.
Under this grant, LPPD will deploy additional officers on an overtime basis to focus on areas in our community where crashes have hurt and killed friends and loved ones.
TxDOT reports one-third of all traffic deaths in Texas are speed-related. The focus on speed is part of TxDOT’s #EndTheStreakTX campaign. There has not been a day without at least one fatality on Texas roadways since November 7, 2000.
For more information on the La Porte Police Department’s involvement in the state’s various S.T.E.P. programs, contact the agency at 281-842-3115. Please follow us on Facebook at @LaPortePoliceDepartment.