ABILENE, Texas — The Abilene Police Department will begin increased traffic enforcement Tuesday, June 7.
“Operation Slow Down” is geared to help change driving habits and make the roads safer for all drivers.
Select officers will target specific areas of Abilene by increasing enforcement for a two-week period through a grant provided by the Texas Department of Transportation.
In the first six months of 2022, Abilene has equaled the total number of fatal traffic crashes for all of 2021. From Jan. 1 through June 2022, Abilene Police have responded to 12 fatal crashes that resulted in 16 fatalities.
The department and TxDOT are teaming up to bring traffic enforcement, in hopes of having a positive impact on the trend.
The program will run from June 7-June 21.
Abilene Police want to remind all drivers to practice defensive driving habits and slow down while on the roadways.