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Motor vehicle accidents a big issue in Eagle Pass

Motor Vehicle accidents on a monthly basis continue being a big problem for local law enforcement agencies and community drivers.

During the last Eagle Pass Police Department reporting period there were 123 Motor Vehicle Accidents reported from November 29 to December 26, 2018.

Car crashes within city limits have continued being the most responded to call by law enforcement and EMS services on a yearly basis in Eagle Pass.

During 2017, the Texas Department of Public Safety reported 716 motor vehicle accidents in Eagle Pass. During 2016 there were 705 motor vehicle accidents reported with 765 accidents reported in 2015.

Motor Vehicle accident totals for 2018 have not been disclosed by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The majority of motor vehicle accidents are attributed to distracted driving.

This includes eating, handling navigation or music controls, phone calls and text messaging which have increased the number of accidents seen across the entire nation.

Eagle Pass Police Chief Albert Guajardo advises the community to be careful and most importantly follow all driving laws to assure your safety and that of others.

Guajardo states that distracted driving is one of the major reasons there is an increase in vehicle accidents which can easily be avoided by just concentrating on the road.

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