Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo took the unusual step this week of having a press conference to urge Austin drivers to be more safe. Chief Acevedo was prompted to take the action because this year has already been record-setting in terms of number of traffic fatalities.
Acevedo noted that the top causes of wrecks are intoxication, speed, distraction and failure to stop.
I won’t argue with Chief Acevedo. We see wrecks car caused by these four items every day.
Personally, we hope Austinites and others heed Chief Acevedo’s warnings so that our roadways are safer for all of us.