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Chief Acevedo wants officers writing more tickets, fewer warnings

Chief Acevedo wants officers writing more tickets, fewer warnings

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KVUE -- A record breaking number of pedestrian and cyclists deaths in Austin this year has gotten the attention of Austin’s top cop. 

Twenty eight people have been killed either while walking or riding their bicycles this year. A third of those cases were hit-and-runs. 

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo told KVUE News that he is now directing his officers to write more citations than warnings when they see traffic violations. 

“I'm encouraging them to issue the citation rather than the warning because clearly people aren't getting it here in the city of Austin. We need to stop killing one another on our roadways."

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