El Paso Municipal Court Traffic Safety Award Recipient
El Paso Municipal Court, in an effort to improve quality of life for the citizens of El Paso, has teamed up with state and local agencies to promote and implement several traffic safety initiatives. In recognition of this, the El Paso Municipal Court was recently recognized for their efforts in Traffic Safety.
The Texas Municipal Courts Education Center’s (TMCEC) Municipal Traffic Safety Initiative, funded by a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation, recently sponsored a Traffic Safety Award to recognize those who work in local municipalities that have made outstanding contributions to their community in an effort to increase traffic safety. This competition is a friendly way for municipalities to increase their attention to quality of life through traffic safety activities. All municipal courts in the State of Texas were eligible to apply. Award recipients were honored at the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center Traffic Safety Conference on May 22, 2008 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. Texas Municipal Court Association (TMCA) Board President, Judge Brian Holman, Lewisville Municipal Court, presented the El Paso Municipal Court with their award.
"Municipal courts across the State can have an enormous impact on the quality of life in each of their communities and the efforts of the Traffic Safety Award recipients reflect a commitment to protect their residents and improve traffic safety,” said Judge Brian S. Holman, Lewisville Municipal Court. “The Texas Municipal Courts Association applauds their efforts and encourages other courts and communities to get involved in ways to increase awareness and improve the effectiveness of their traffic safety programs. In this time of skyrocketing fuel prices, reducing speed not only saves money, it saves lives and will often save a trip to traffic court."
Applicants were judged on the basis of what their court is doing in terms of public outreach in their community to increase traffic safety while decreasing traffic crashes, traffic fatalities, juvenile DUI, child safety seat offenses, red light running, and other traffic related offenses.
PHOTO: L to R: TMCA President, Judge Brian Holman, Sentencing Coordinator Gabriela Valle, Judge Daniel Robledo, and Court Administrator Richarda Momsen.