During the weeks of May 24-June 6, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, in coordination with the Texas Department of Transportation, utilized a grant for seatbelt enforcement which resulted in hundreds of citations.
The purpose of this push is to maximize the visibility of enforcement to the public focusing on drivers not wearing their seatbelts during the peak of the upcoming holiday traffic, according to sheriff’s officials.
The enforcement campaign resulted in more than 777 citations, of which, 577 of the citations were for seat belt violations (420 adults and 157 children).
Deputies also responded to 591 calls for service. A total of 299 hours was committed to this operation over the span of 13 days.