The Traffic Enforcement Unit is comprised of two patrolmen and one sergeant. The function of the Traffic Enforcement Unit is to reduce the number of traffic-related calls for service as well as to reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents within the city. The key to the success of the traffic unit is problem identification. Many of these problems are brought to the attention of the traffic sergeant from citizens of the community. Others are identified through the monthly analysis of data provided by the Crime Analyst. Some of the solutions include utilizing the expertise of other city departments such as Public Works and Traffic.
In addition to traffic enforcement, the unit frequently coordinates its efforts to increase public awareness and safety with outside organizations. Some of the organizations include the Bay Area Council on Drugs, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Houston Galveston Area Council, Texas Department of Transportation, Deer Park ISD, and Safe Kids Houston.
Texas Accident Stats for 2015
Texas experienced a decrease in the number of motor vehicle traffic fatalities. The 2015 death toll of 3,531 was a decrease of 0.14% from the 3,536 deaths recorded in 2014.
There were 13,616 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2015 with 17,011 people sustaining a serious injury.
There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2015.
Of all persons killed in vehicles where restraint usage was applicable and usage was known in 2015, 40.3% were reported as not restrained when the fatal crash occurred.
There were 459 motorcyclists (operators and passengers) killed in 2015. Fifty two% (52%) of motorcyclists killed were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
In 2015, there were 960 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes where a driver was under the influence of alcohol. This is 27% of the total number of people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
In 2015, there were 476 (13% of all fatal crashes) people killed in crashes known to involved distracted driving.
In 2015 the estimated economic loss due to crashes in Texas was $37,800,000,000.
In 2015, 246,335 persons were injured in crashes on Texas roadways.
Traffic Related Issues in the City of Deer Park
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