For the last several months, Texarkana, Texas Police Department has posted to Facebook the locations that our traffic officers would be concentrating their enforcement efforts during the upcoming week.
According to police overwhelmingly, the most common contributing factor has been related to speed. With that information in mind, they recently completed a traffic survey at several locations across the city where we observed the traffic and how fast they were going. The traffic officers will be concentrating on these areas over the next couple of weeks.
As always, remember to buckle up and drive safely.
New Boston Rd. (highest location for traffic accidents last month).
Seatbelt- 73% compliance.
Speed- 42% in compliance. 27% 1-5 mph over, 31% 5-15 mph over, 1% more than 15 mph over. The top speed observed during survey was 58 mph in a 40 mph zone.
N. Stateline Ave.
Seatbelt- 74% compliance.
Speed- 58% in compliance. 22% 1-5 mph over, 18% 5-15 mph over, 2% more than 15mph over. The top speed observed during survey was 56 mph in a 40 mph zone.
Seatbelt- 65% compliance.
Speed- 40% in compliance. 31% 1-5 mph over, 29% 5-15 mph over, 0% more than 15mph over. The top speed observed during survey was 53 mph in a 40 mph zone.
Mall Dr. (location with the highest non-compliance).
Speed- 15% in compliance, 27% 1-5 mph over, 35% 5-15 mph over, 23% 15mph+ The top speed observed during survey was 78 mph in a 45 mph zone.