Busy holiday weekend for Lubbock DPS - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Busy holiday weekend for Lubbock DPS

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The holiday weekend is quickly coming to a close, but according to Lubbock DPS people in the Hub City have had a need for speed as well.

"We have been out and we have seen the number of speeding violations increase just today, people trying to hurry to get where they are going in a short amount of time," said Corporal John Gonzalez of Lubbock DPS.

"Starting yesterday and today we've seen a very large up-flow and increase in traffic coming back into town from a lot of travelers. Yesterday we saw a lot of travelers leaving town from the football game from the previous day as well."

He says most offenders have been traveling on Highway 84 which is a main artery for those going to and from lakes as well as college students coming back to Tech after a weekend away, and he says people need to realize the dangers of reckless driving.

"Obviously you know, we'd much rather give a citation than have to go pick up the pieces and tell a family member that their family's not coming back because they refused to slow down."

Another important thing to remember is not to drive while distracted.

"If you're watching and have family traveling please encourage them (to) please don't use the cell phone or text while driving, coupled along with speed the crashes are happening, the injuries result or fatal crashes," said Gonzalez.

"We just want everybody to have a safe holiday, and obviously we've been quiet on some of the crashes. Unfortunately, we have had crashes around Lubbock County - thankfully nothing death related or fatal related, - but again that doesn't mean it can't happen. So we encourage people to be vigilant out there and pay attention."

Copyright 2012 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Storm Alberto maintains strength as it approaches Gulf Coast

    Storm Alberto maintains strength as it approaches Gulf Coast

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:34:24 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 6:07 AM EDT2018-05-28 10:07:45 GMT
    (Jim Damaske/Tampa Bay Times via AP). Rain falls on Clearwater Beach by Pier 60 early Sunday morning May 27, 2018, as northbound Subtropical Storm Alberto looms in the gulf to the southwest. as northbound Subtropical Storm Alberto looms in the gulf to ...(Jim Damaske/Tampa Bay Times via AP). Rain falls on Clearwater Beach by Pier 60 early Sunday morning May 27, 2018, as northbound Subtropical Storm Alberto looms in the gulf to the southwest. as northbound Subtropical Storm Alberto looms in the gulf to ...

    Though the Atlantic hurricane season doesn't officially start until Friday, Alberto has become the first named storm this year.

    Though the Atlantic hurricane season doesn't officially start until Friday, Alberto has become the first named storm this year.

  • Bloody but forgotten WWII battle still haunts soldiers

    Bloody but forgotten WWII battle still haunts soldiers

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:34:09 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 6:07 AM EDT2018-05-28 10:07:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). In this May 19, 2018, photo World War II veterans Allan Seroll, left, of Massachusetts, and William Roy Dover, right, of Alabama, right, attend a 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Attu in Anchorage, Alaska. Dover w...(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). In this May 19, 2018, photo World War II veterans Allan Seroll, left, of Massachusetts, and William Roy Dover, right, of Alabama, right, attend a 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Attu in Anchorage, Alaska. Dover w...

    One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

    One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

  • Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to US

    Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to US

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-05-26 13:53:22 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 6:06 AM EDT2018-05-28 10:06:55 GMT
    Senator Corker’s office tweeted out an image of Josh Holt and his wife before leaving Venezuela. (Source: Twitter/@SenBobCorker)Senator Corker’s office tweeted out an image of Josh Holt and his wife before leaving Venezuela. (Source: Twitter/@SenBobCorker)

    A Utah man has been released from a jail in Venezuela after spending nearly two years behind bars on weapons charges.

    A Utah man has been released from a jail in Venezuela after spending nearly two years behind bars on weapons charges.

Powered by Frankly