In an effort to combat traffic violations reported by numerous citizens, Port Arthur Police are proclaiming the month of July "Zero Tolerance Month," and no traffic warnings will be issued to drivers disregarding traffic laws - only citations.
In a news release from PAPD Lt. Steve Brinson, he reports that PAPD's Traffic Enforcement Unit has recently been inundated with traffic complaints, and, in spite of "aggressive enforcement" and "educational efforts" toward improving inattentive driving behaviors, the complaints keep rolling in. Not only are they receiving a greater than average number of complaints pertaining to traffic, but officers report that Port Arthur also experienced a higher number of fatalities this year than in previous years, most of which have been the result of auto-pedestrian accidents.
During Zero Tolerance Month, officers will enforce all types of traffic offenses with a "special emphasis on speeding, distracted driving violations and seat belts," the news release reads. "There will be NO WARNINGS, so let this serve as a 'Warning.'"