The primary responsibility of the traffic officer is to patrol the streets of Greenville and identify and address traffic violations. The traffic officer uses proactive means to identify and address crash-prone areas and alleviate them. The traffic officer performs the duties of an advanced accident investigator and may become certified as an Accident Reconstructionist. This position under no circumstances negates the officer's responsibilities to enforce Local, State or Federal law. The traffic officer will immediately respond to any need of the Greenville Police Department. If you have an area of traffic concern, please contact Officer Herron Directly at 903-453-0433.
In May, the Texas Transportation Commission approved a goal aiming to end all fatalities on Texas roads by 2050, with an interim goal to reduce them by half by 2035. Texans can play a major role in ending fatal crashes with a few simple driving habits: wear seatbelts, drive the speed limit, put away the phone and other distractions, and never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Since Nov. 7, 2000, fatalities resulting from vehicle crashes on Texas roadways have numbered almost 67,000. The leading causes of fatalities continue to be failure to stay in one lane, alcohol and speed. To decrease the chances of roadway crashes and fatalities, TxDOT reminds drivers to:
· Buckle seatbelts – all passengers need to be buckled
· Pay attention – put phones away and avoid distractions
· Never drink and drive or do drugs and drive –get a sober ride home
· Drive the speed limit – obey speed limits and drive slower when weather conditions warrant