Partnership between Pharr police and TxDOT aims to promote safe driving

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For the next two weeks, the Texas Department of Transportation will work together with police departments in the Rio Grande Valley to reduce the amount of crashes on the road.

TxDOT and police will be conducting Operation Slow Down to enhance the enforcement of traffic safety-related laws, according to a news release.

The operation will involve increased enforcement efforts and public education campaigns to promote safer roadways, the release stated.

Operation Slow Down begins on Friday, July 14 and runs through Sunday, July 30.

“These efforts will emphasize the potential consequences of speeding and encourage responsible driving behaviors in the community,” a news release from the Pharr Police Department stated. “The Pharr Police Department and TxDOT encourage all motorists to comply with speed limits and exercise caution while driving. By adhering to traffic laws, drivers contribute to the overall safety of our roadways and help prevent accidents that could result in life-altering injuries or tragic loss of life.

The Donna Police Department confirmed they were also participating in Operation Slow Down. 

Speeding is considered a misdemeanor offense in Texas, and the fines can amount up to $300.


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