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60 warnings issued following special assignment in Odessa

(Source: Odessa Police Department) (Source: Odessa Police Department)
(Source: Odessa Police Department) (Source: Odessa Police Department)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

The Odessa Police Department issued 60 warnings last weekend in the area of 42nd Street and Andrews Highway after receiving several reports involving officers nearly being struck by passing motorists.

That's after drivers failed to follow the law and didn't down 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit when passing an emergency vehicle on the closest lane.

The law applies to law enforcement vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, tow truck vehicles, TxDOT vehicle and all other emergency vehicles.

The Odessa Police Department said every single driver they stopped didn't even come close to approaching 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit. 

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