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Safe Travel on Area Roads is the Goal

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Rockwall, TX-June 20, 2024 – The Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Texas Department of Public Safety, as well as the Rockwall Police, Royse City Police, Rowlett Police, Fate DPS, and Heath DPS, are cracking down on hazardous drivers during a new pilot program.

Rockwall County Sheriff Terry Garrett introduced the Hazardous Driving Enforcement Program (HDE), stating, “The increased traffic in all parts of the county leads to more congestion, driver frustration, and subsequently, hazardous driving behaviors. The program aims to reduce accidents, promote safe driving habits through increased enforcement, educational programs, and build relationships with community members and local law enforcement.”

To date, the multi-agency effort has resulted in over 400 contacts for hazardous violations throughout Rockwall County. As the efforts continue, the hope is that stepped-up visibility fosters increased awareness of safe driving habits, evident through a drop in contacts for hazardous driving violations.

After the trial period concludes, the continued need for the HDE Program will be evaluated.

Sheriff Garrett feels through community partnerships, education, and motorist compliance, we can reduce hazardous traffic violations and provide the citizens of Rockwall with safer roadways to travel.

Press Release: Safe Travel on Area Roads is the Goal

Submitted by: Jim Barto, Rockwall County Public Information Officer

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