Over the past five days, the Amarillo Police Department brought awareness to the high number of fatal vehicle accidents in Amarillo. APD LIVE Campaign put together five videos to bring awareness to the 148 lives lost in Amarillo due to traffic accidents in the last five years.
APD “touched on the importance of driving safely in or on any kind of motor vehicle, driving sober, wearing a seatbelt, and finding a sober ride.”
They also tackled issues such as distracted driving: using a cell phone while drive, putting on makeup, or changing the radio.
APD explained that as a driver of a motor vehicle there is a lot of responsibility for other lives on the road as well as our own.
APD receives a yearly Comprehensive STEP Grant through TxDOT which allows the department to put more officers on the streets, but even with this extra patrol APD needs the public’s help.
APD’s videos can be found at the following links: