College Station Police News Release – The College Station Police Department is pleased to announce participation in a year-long Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) to improve traffic safety in College Station. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded College Station a $40,000 STEP Grant to increase effective enforcement of traffic safety-related laws in order to reduce crashes, fatalities, and injuries.
STEP Grants are awarded by TxDOT to reimburse for overtime activities by local law enforcement agencies to reduce crashes by focusing enforcement efforts on reducing the incidence of speeding, seatbelt violations, intersection traffic control violations, driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor, and enforcement of the state’s texting and driving law.
Our Selective Traffic Enforcement Program began October 1, 2020 and runs through September 30, 2021. Thanks to funding provided by the STEP Grant, College Station Police Officers will be able to work extra shifts to specifically enforce these hazardous traffic violations.
It is proven fact that using seat belts, driving the speed limit, and not driving distracted or impaired saves lives and prevents injuries. This STEP Grant allows our officers to focus added time and attention to enforce these basic traffic laws, keeping residents and visitors of College Station safer.