SLPD to Target Highway Impaired Driving during Labor Day
Land, TX – Sugar Land police will target drunk driving from Aug. 18 through
The Labor Day holiday enforcement is
funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a Selective
Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant. The STEP grant is administered
through H-GAC and provides overtime funds for enhanced DWI enforcement during
holiday weekends when there has traditionally been more alcohol-related traffic
first-time DWI offenders face penalties that include fines up to $2,000, six
months in jail and loss of driver’s licenses for up to a year.
The STEP grant also provides overtime
for year-round speed compliance in targeted areas, an extra resource that does
not affect SLPD’s normal operations.
Speeding continues to be the number
one factor contributing to accidents within Sugar Land.
department uses crash data, speed surveys and information supplied by residents
to identify those areas where additional enforcement is needed.