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Traffic safety symposium

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Austin has its share of problems out on the road. Whether it's drunk or aggressive drivers, all Austinites have opinions on the matter. And today, APD wants to hear from those who know the roads best.

State and local agencies, like the Austin Police Department, the city's Transportation Department, and the Travis County Sheriff's Office, will all be on hand for a traffic safety symposium.

APD says this is an opportunity for the community to meet with advocacy groups, like Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and give their input on what they see out there every day. They'll discuss long-term issues that contribute to drunk, impaired, and aggressive driving.

All of those are issues many highway enforcement officers see constantly.

A big problem-area for speeding right now is Mopac, where the lives of construction workers are at stake daily.

Officers are also dealing with drunk and impaired drivers, which could be anywhere.

The traffic symposium is set to start tonight at 6:00 p.m. and run through 8:00 p.m. at the Palmer Events Center.

If you'd like to speak, you can sign up from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the event.

Each person will have three minutes to voice their concerns.

About an hour and 20 minutes will be dedicated to listening to concerns.

For more information you can click here.


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