The La Porte Police Department announced the renewal of both their City and TXDOT-sponsored Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) for fiscal year 2019 - 2020. The primary goal of the S.T.E.P. program is keeping motorists safe who travel along area roadways. As an added feature, the department is also engaging in TXDOT's Impaired Driving Mobilization (I.D.M.) grant program, targeting DWI offenders during specified holiday weekends.
Such traffic programs are designed to reduce both motor vehicle accidents and the residual effects incurred by motorists. Both the city and TXDOT’s S.T.E.P. programs have proven to reduce injuries, fatalities, and property damage along major thoroughfares and high-collision / high-density intersections. Residents are reminded to drive safely, while taking comfort in knowing additional traffic enforcement officers are monitoring local roadways in an effort to increase the level of safety.