The Denton County Sheriff’s Office will step up its traffic patrols during the Memorial Day weekend as part of a state-wide effort to deter speeders and drunk drivers. The increased patrols in Denton County will concentrate on U.S. 377, FM 455, U.S. 380, State 121, and I-35 from May 28 through May 31.
Overtime hours for the patrol deputies will be paid for by a state grant from the Texas Department of Transportation’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP), a year-long initiative to decrease crashes, injuries and fatalities during peak traffic seasons.
“Memorial Day is always a high-traffic holiday, and historically traffic accidents increase because more people are on the roads traveling with friends and family,” said Sheriff’s Office Patrol Captain Mike Caley. “By increasing traffic patrols during the holiday weekend, we’re trying to keep families safer by getting reckless and impaired drivers off the road.”