As crime statistics continue to see an uptick locally, one of the more disconcerting charges facing local Municipal Judges is not so much the uptick itself. It is their ages, and the recklessness of their violations.
“One of the big concerns has become the number of 17 to 25 year old’s cited for driving 100 to 120 miles per hour, and above, through the City of Navasota,” said Judge Patricia Gruner, speaking at Monday’s City Council meeting, during a proclamation declaring this week as Municipal Court Week.
Now the good news: these drivers do face fines. But, that is not just the simple end of it.
“Many are required o attend a ‘RED’ Program, a Reality Education for Drivers class, which tries to help them realize that it is all about choices they make when they get behind the wheel,” said Gruner. “From speeding while distracted by others in the car, looking at cell phones, and other deadly choices. Not just for themselves, but the others with which they share the roadway.”
She added that Navasota Police have done a great job recently at caching, and citing people who fly through town.