The Thanksgiving Holiday weekend has passed and the holiday shopping season is in full swing. This time of the year brings increased traffic to the streets of Longview, and that may increase the odds of being involved in a traffic accident.
We will be stepping up our traffic enforcement during this season in an effort to gain voluntary compliance with traffic laws in an effort to reduce the number and the severity of traffic accidents that may occur. Off-duty officers will be working overtime shifts to provide additional traffic enforcement, with an emphasis on speeding, seatbelt and child restraint violations, and impaired driving. This is made possible by a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant the Department received from the Texas Department of Transportation. Additionally, on-duty Traffic and Patrol Officers will continue to step-up traffic enforcement efforts during this time.
The Longview Police Department reminds you to be observant while driving and obey all traffic laws, in the hope that you will have a safe and happy Christmas season.