Move Over/Slow Down Law

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Please read the following press release issued from Texas Department of Public Safety regarding the Move Over/Slow Down Law.

State law states that a driver must:

  • Vacate the lane closest to the applicable vehicles stopped on the side of the road (if the road has multiple lanes traveling in the same direction) or
  • Slow down to 20 mph below the speed limit. (If the speed limit is below 25 mph, the driver must slow down to 5 mph).

Drivers should only move over if they can do so safely and legally; otherwise, they should slow down.

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Smart Decisions for Safe Driving Event

The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch invites you to learn how dangerous it is to mix drinking and driving and/or distracted driving. Whether you are just learning to drive or you have been behind the wheel for decades, this event will benefit you. The impactful presentation, When Sean Speaks, shares the experience of a teen and his family when he received a traumatic brain injury as his vehicle crashed after a night of partying. Following the presentation, participants can learn about the laws in our state and the consequences of making poor decisions when drinking and driving.

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch is hosting a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Township’s Town Hall front parking lot from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The free and anonymous drop-off service will be handled by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Liquids, needles or sharps will not be accepted at this event, only pills or patches.

Please plan ahead! Avoid Ironman race traffic. Click here for more information.

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Township Honors Public Safety Personnel

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Top Row (left to right): Harris County Constable’s Office Pct. 4 Deputy William Frizzell, Harris County Constable’s Office Pct. 4 Corporal John Ryan, Harris County Constable’s Office Pct. 4 Deputy Jorge Ramirez, Harris County Constable’s Office Pct. 4 Sergeant Mike Ruby, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Frank Pearson, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Sam Smith.
Middle Row (left to right): The Woodlands Fire Department Driver/ Operator Doug DeVries, The Woodlands Fire Department Battalion Chief Bob Moore, Harris County Constable’s Office Pct. 4 Deputy Dennis Cowan, Harris County Constable’s Office Pct. 4 Deputy Jonathan Davison, Harris County Constable’s Office Pct. 4 Deputy Jose Rodriguez, Harris County Constable’s Office Pct. 4 Deputy Dustin Cole, Harris County Constable’s Office Pct. 4 Kevin Vailes, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Moamen Abdelbaky, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Dominic Trevino.
Bottom Row (left to right): The Woodlands Fire Department Firefighter Kevin Wiens, The Woodlands Fire Department Lieutenant John Cantarella, Montgomery County Hospital District Field Supervisor Jacob Shaw, Harris County Constable’s Office Pct. 4 Deputy Lorena Hernandez, Harris County Constable’s Office Pct. 4 Adolph Saenz, Montgomery County Constable’s Office Pct. 3 Detective Eric Runyon, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Trent Holcomb, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Berry.
Not pictured: Harris County Constable’s Office Pct. 4 Deputy Alexandra Olvera, The Woodlands Fire Department Driver / Operator Kevin Cowham and The Woodlands Fire Department Firefighter Jonathan Tatum.

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The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch Brings Neighborhoods Together

Spring is the perfect time to get outside and connect with your neighbors! Experience the lights and sounds of public safety by hosting one of The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch’s events that focus on crime prevention and bringing neighbors together.

In partnership with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Harris County Constable Office Precinct 4, The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch can bring crime prevention education to you…

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Host a Safety Awareness Day in your area for a chance to meet with representatives from local law enforcement, The Woodlands Fire Department and The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch. Neighbors can register bicycles, fingerprint children, receive crime prevention tips, 9-1-1 emergency information and learn more about their community.

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The Dog Walker Watch is a crime awareness program that encourages dog walkers to serve as extra eyes and ears for law enforcement. Law enforcement provides educational materials on what suspicious activity is and how to report it, when to call 9-1-1 and how to be aware of your surroundings while you are out.

Read the full article – The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch Brings Neighborhoods Together – on page 24 in the March edition of The Woodlands Township Community Magazine.

To learn more about The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch or to schedule an event, please call 281-210-3800 or email neighbor@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.