TxDot Awards Grant to Port Isabel Police Department

Port Isabel Police Department received a grant in the amount of approximately 51,460.27 dollars from the Texas Department of Transportation. The grant funds will be utilized for Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) from October 1, 2010 to September 31, 2011 in effort to promote safe driving with education and enforcement efforts. The goal is to save lives and reduce injuries. Port Isabel Police will have officers on regular and overtime status looking for drivers that are drinking alcohol and/or intoxicated while operating motor vehicles. Officers will enforce traffic laws such as running red lights, seatbelt laws and speeding. Do not consume an alcoholic beverage and drive a motor vehicle. Remember it is not worth ruining your life and/or another persons life by drinking and driving. The intent is to have drivers and passengers wear their safety belts. Children should be in their safety seats, it's the law. Safety advocates report that drivers and passengers who buckle up have a 50 percent better chance of surviving traffic collision and avoiding serious injuries. Slow down, allow yourself extra time to arrive at your destination. Don't Speed. Stop for a Red Light. Intersection crashes increase the potential for serious injury or death. Contact Person: Chief Gualberto Gonzalez, Capt. Daniel F. Marchan, Sgt. Javier Vivero Contact Number: 956.943.2727
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