Posts Tagged ‘Police Chief Art Acevedo’

Austin Police Chief Recognizes Austin's Drunk Driving Problem

Austin has had a rash of drunk driving injuries in the last several months, including the huge SXSW wreck. After Kelly Noel, a local popular blogger, was killed by a drunk driver this weekend, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo is calling for a summit on drunk driving issues.  The article noted that fifty-five percent of…

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Austin Car Wrecks: Let's Reduce Traffic Fatalities This New Year

2012 is finally winding down, and sadly, it has been the deadliest year for Austin car wrecks in over a decade.  As of December 27, Austin had 77 traffic fatalities, the most since 2000.  Fortunately, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo is looking to do something about it. In a December 29 Austin American Statesman story,…

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Texas Tops The List For Auto-Train Collisions

Tuesday morning, the Austin Police Department conducted an unusual sting — one designed to catch drivers who disregard traffic signals at rail road crossings. Sadly, Texas is at the top of the list for train wrecks, and the problem is increasing in Austin as the commuter trains move into downtown.  Last year there were 16…

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