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Borderland drivers to be fined if they cut lines to cross to El Paso

JUÁREZ, Chihuahua (KVIA) -- This week, long lines to cross from Juárez to El Paso have been reported by Borderland drivers on social media.

The Juárez's Road Safety Department (Coordinación General de Seguridad Vial) removed 60 drivers on Monday for cutting the line at various Ports of Entry.

Weeks ago, Road Safety officers were placed to assist the new Juárez Bus program and assigned to the different routes of the new public transportation program.

These officers were now sent back to the international bridges to alleviate traffic and prevent people from abusing and cutting the line.

Reports also say drivers are now also reporting to road agents the vehicle type, color, and plates by recording or taking pictures of them.

Juárez Road Safety Department General Coordinator César Tapia told ABC-7 that since December they've been conducting operations at the Bridge of the Americas, Ysleta-Zaragoza, and Paso del Norte bridge.

Since then, nearly 400 drivers have received traffic tickets for cutting the line and not obeying officers telling them to leave the line.

"Having officers at the bridges conducting these operations is causing discomfort to citizens and residents," Tapia said.

Coordinator Tapia also said they want drivers cutting the line to respect other people's time.

If you cut the line, officers will ask you to leave and if you don't obey you could face fines going from $60 to nearly $500; if you have pending traffic tickets in Juárez.

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Heriberto Perez Lara reports for ABC-7 on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.


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