Is this the new way for citations to be issued? Maybe so! A police department in the San Antonio area will be the first in the nation to try out this new program. Trusted Driver is a web-based program where drivers can avoid seeing a police officer face-to-face, and instead get a ticket via text message. The reason the program is being rolled out is brilliant.

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 WHY THIS IS A GREAT IDEA?

Have you ever been sitting there with a traffic stop for your burnt-out tail light while someone zooms past y'all and they don't get stopped?  The speeders end up getting off scot-free. This will help with that problem.  According to the President & CEO of the Trusted Driver Program, Val Garcia "If we minimize those interactions just for minor traffic violations, they have more time to dedicate to serious crime like DWI's that are on the road, reckless drivers, racing," as reported by KENS-TV. If this program was to come to our area, would you register?

THEY CAN ALSO SEND YOU POSITIVE MESSAGES:

Through Trusted Driver, police are also able to send positive messages to drivers who are doing a stellar job obeying traffic laws. The program launched this past Saturday in Windcrest. If this launch is successful, the hope is to roll this out nationwide.  For now, this is only available to drivers who live in Windcrest

Here is your Victoria traffic tip today: Do not make U-Turn at the turnarounds on the median on Navarro! Drive safe, my friends.

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