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The Amarillo Police Department will be out in force for the New Year’s Weekend.

In 2021, there have been 24 fatal accidents which resulted in 30 deaths which is well over the average of city’s our size.

Thanks to a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program or Step Grant, APD will be out looking for impaired drivers, speeding violators, distracted drivers, and seatbelt/child restraint violations.

APD reminds everyone to slow down, wear seat belts, eliminate all distractions and simply don’t drink and drive.