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Sharp increase of speeding violations raises awareness

Speeding violations have been on the rise in Eagle Pass and drivers must be made aware of its consequences.

Just alone during the month of May, the Eagle Pass Municipal Court handled 80 speeding violations.

During a 8 month period from October 2017 to May of this year speeding violations have increased a whopping 242% as compared to the same time in 2017.

As of May 2018, there have been 894 speeding violations adjudicated through the Municipal Court. During 2017 there were 261 speeding violations. That’s an increase of 633 more speeding violations in 2018 as compared to the same time in 2017. In the past 240 days there hs been an average of 3.5 speeding violations per day in Eagle Pass.

Eagle Pass Police Chief Albert Guajardo and Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber warn the community that speeding comes with many consequences and ask the community to let go of the gas pedal.

Speeding consequences include tickets and fines, higher probabilities for motor vehicle accidents and potential dangers to your health and others.

The Texas Department of Public Safety attributes a majority of highway deaths to speeding.

Please consider that before you accelerate and speed while driving a vehicle. Speeding violations have been on the rise in Eagle Pass and drivers must be made aware of its consequences.

Just alone during the month of May, the Eagle Pass Municipal Court handled 80 speeding violations.

During a 8 month period from October 2017 to May of this year speeding violations have increased a whopping 242% as compared to the same time in 2017.

As of May 2018, there have been 894 speeding violations adjudicated through the Municipal Court. During 2017 there were 261 speeding violations. That’s an increase of 633 more speeding violations in 2018 as compared to the same time in 2017. In the past 240 days there hs been an average of 3.5 speeding violations per day in Eagle Pass.

Eagle Pass Police Chief Albert Guajardo and Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber warn the community that speeding comes with many consequences and ask the community to let go of the gas pedal.

Speeding consequences include tickets and fines, higher probabilities for motor vehicle accidents and potential dangers to your health and others.

The Texas Department of Public Safety attributes a majority of highway deaths to speeding.

Please consider that before you accelerate and speed while driving a vehicle.

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