Online program alerts police to unsafe driving spots

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Residents can alert police of dangerous driving spots, Kevin Quinn reports.

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Deputies are working to keep residents safe from erratic drivers, one tip at a time.

Through its website you can file a complaint of speeding, street racing or other traffic violations. The information is then dispatched to deputies and who then work the areas of the alleged problems. Authorities say they're addressing the complaints as quickly as possible. They had 12 just last weekend - 129 since the first of the year.

"It tells us where the problems are occurring. It lets u map out some traffic initiatives that we have so we can get people to the right place at the right time," said Fort Bend Sheriff's Captain Steve Holtz.

The areas of concern are not limited to one neighborhood or even geographic area, they are county wide.

Sheriff's officials expect publicizing this online avenue for reporting will only increase the numbers of issues they must address. They say doing so will make these roads safer for everyone.

"We can work on that, try to help make everybody have a safer trip to work every day," said Holtz.

You can find that page HERE. Just look toward the bottom of the page and click on the icon which says "Report Traffic Complaint".

The posts are confidential.

Authorities urge that an in-progress incident should be reported by phone. You should call 9-1-1 if there's an emergency.
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