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Extra Police Patrol Planned for Labor Day Holidays

August 18, 2010 by Bailey Urban

Weatherford Police Department plans to step up enforcement efforts during the upcoming Labor Day holiday period in an attempt to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the road as well as enforce seatbelt and speed limit compliance. Grant funding from the Texas Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Program will be utilized to fund officers’ overtime salaries for the additional enforcement beginning August 20, 2010 and running through September 6, 2010.

This Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) requires that pre and post surveys be done in conjunction with the extra holiday patrol. Weatherford police officers recently conducted speed surveys on North Main, Fort Worth Highway, South Main, and Palo Pinto Streets. All four of the surveyed areas exhibit a need for improvement in posted speed limit compliance. Speed surveys indicated only 27% compliance on North Main, 25% compliance on Fort Worth Highway, 22% compliance on South Main, and a mere 20 % compliance rate on Palo Pinto Street.

Occupant protection (seatbelt) compliance surveys indicated that the average Weatherford driver compliance rate is approximately 96% and the front seat passenger seatbelt compliance rate is slightly higher at approximately 98.23% compliance.

Weatherford Police officials stress to be cautious of posted speed limits, ensure that each and every passenger in your vehicle is properly buckled up, and always have a designated driver when alcohol is a part of holiday activities.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 16

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Mansfield Varsity Invitational, Glen Gardens, 8:00 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Crowley at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Mineral Wells JH at Aledo MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Mineral Wells JH, MWHS Ram Stadium;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS at Everman;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 17

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Lipan Meet, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 18

  • AHS JV at Crowley, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall, Weatherford 9th grade center

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Harvest Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

  • AHS at Cleburne;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Harvest Christian Academy at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

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