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DPD Blames Impatient Drivers, But Say Officer Caused 635 Mayhem

Dallas police blame inpatient drivers and acknowledge one of their own officers for causing a chaotic scene along I-635 in Dallas Tuesday.

CBS 11–03/19/2014

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Safety Council: Traffic Deaths Surged In 2012

Traffic fatalities surged 5 percent last year, according to an analysis of preliminary state data, putting an end to a seven-year decline in which the number of annual traffic deaths reached their lowest level in more than six decades.

02/19/2013

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Local PD Has More Officers Watching You Drive

Not that you shouldn’t do it all the time anyway, but drivers in Fort Worth are being advised to buckle up and watch your speed. The Fort Worth Police Department has just beefed up its street patrols.

CBSDFW.COM–01/22/2013

Trucks pass by a sign indicating the nighttime speed limit in West Texas. (credit: Rick Scibelli/Getty Images)

Elimination Of Nighttime Speed Limit Among New Texas Laws

Want to catch a catfish by hand or shoot a feral hog from a helicopter? Want to keep driving the daytime speed limit after the sun goes down? You can do so legally in Texas starting Thursday.

08/31/2011

Evening rush hour traffic. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Debate Raising Speed Limit To 85 MPH

Driving 85 miles an hour could soon be a legal reality on some Texas highways. The state house has passed a bill that would give the Department of Transportation power to raise the speed limit.

04/07/2011

A parking ticket is seen on the windshield of a truck. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Great Texas Warrant Roundup Happening This Weekend

A lot of North Texans are scrambling to pay up Friday, as law enforcement agencies get ready for ‘The Great Texas Warrant Roundup’.

CBSDFW.COM–03/04/2011

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Cockrell Hill Police Accused Of Harassing Beer Barns

The owner of a beer barn says that police are doing excessive patrols.

CBSDFW.COM–12/13/2010