The College Station Municipal Court has received the Traffic Safety Initiative Award from the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center for the seventh straight year.
College Station is one of only five courts to receive the traffic safety award in the medium-volume category, which includes cities with populations between 30,000 and 149,999.
Funded by a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation, the Traffic Safety Initiative recognizes municipal courts that have made outstanding contributions toward increasing traffic safety in their communities. College Station received the award for promoting programs designed to decrease traffic crashes, traffic fatalities, juvenile DUI and other traffic-related offenses.
“Winning this award for the seventh year in a row is gratifying since our Municipal Court staff work so hard to keep our community as safe as possible,” Presiding Judge Ed Spillane said. “Trauma due to traffic violations is the No. 1 killer of those under the age of 30, and our city continues to be dedicated to improving traffic safety.”
The award will be presented at the Municipal Traffic Safety Conference on March 28 in Austin.