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High-Dollar Fine For 14-Inch Handicapped Parking Mistake

A $500 fine for a 14-inch mistake. That’s what happened to a North Texas woman who pulled into a handicap parking spot, with a permit, and left the wheels of her vehicle over the line.

CBSDFW.COM–08/06/2014

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Citations, Left Lane Driving & The Law In Texas

The law is clear – in Texas the left lane is for passing only. But, what do you do if you get stuck behind a slow poke hogging the left lane? In the metroplex, you may be out of luck.

CBS 11–07/14/2014

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DPD Cracking Down On Off-Leash Dog Owners

Dallas police are in the middle of a scofflaw crackdown. But this time they’re not hunting for hardened criminals — they’re looking for leashes.

CBS 11–05/16/2014

CODE COMPLIANCE 3

No Show Officers Lead To Code Compliance Violation Dismissals

Hundreds of citations for code compliance violations in Fort Worth have been dropped this year, when officers failed to show up for court dates.

CBS 11–10/29/2013

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Woman Forced To Strip And Serve Jail Time For Overdue Ticket

A North Texas woman was handcuffed, stripped down and booked into jail – all because of an overdue traffic ticket. She lost the ticket and didn’t pay it right away. Despite those missteps, she also says she never expected a late fee or penalty to land her in jail.

CBSDFW.COM–10/24/2013

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Texas Family Kicked Out Of “Family-Friendly” Applebee’s

The parents of of two young boy’s say they feel “heartbroken” and “disrespected” after being kicked out of an Applebee’s in Texas, over their children’s behavior.

09/19/2013

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Officers Join The “Always Expect A Train” Safety Campaign

The Union Pacific Railroad is kicking off a new campaign that has them working with local police to enforce grade crossing laws. Officials are teaming up in conjunction with Union Pacific’s new educational push to “Always Expect A Train.”

CBSDFW.COM–07/18/2013

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Collin County City Cracking Down On Water Restriction Violators

Just four days after Stage 3 water restrictions went into effect one North Texas Municipal Water District member city is making it clear that those who don’t comply will face the consequences and pay up!

CBSDFW.COM–06/04/2013

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Fort Worth Contemplates Citation Backlog

The City of Fort Worth is trying to figure out what to do with 670,000 old citations. Some are nearly two decades old. The citations are for traffic tickets or code compliance violations.

12/18/2012

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Grapevine Says No To %$#@*& In Front Of Kids

Everyone standing near two arguing families at one of Grapevine’s new spray parks was sprayed with a string of profanity on Sunday. Now a woman has to answer to Grapevine police.

07/10/2012

A teenager looks down at her cell phone to read a text message as she drives. (credit: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

New Arlington Texting Ban May Be Tough To Enforce

Arlington has become the first North Texas city to ban texting while driving. Drivers can expect police to start enforcing the ban around Thanksgiving. But officers admit that proving a rule breaker was texting won’t be easy.

09/14/2011

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Dallas Police To Issue Citations For Jaywalking

Dallas Police say that jaywalking around the downtown area and other parts of the city is becoming too dangerous, especially around the Frank Crowley Courthouse and they plan to do something about it.

06/23/2011