Over the years, we have been deeply concerned about the speeding incidents on Wilcrest Dr. The accidents, property damage, and the loss of beloved pets due to reckless driving are not just statistics, but personal tragedies that affect the fabric of our community.
In our continuous efforts to address this pressing issue and make our roads safer, the Houston Police Department will be installing speed trailers along Wilcrest between Bissonnet and Beechnut. These trailers will display vehicle speeds to make drivers aware of their speed in real time, acting as a deterrent for reckless driving.
There will be an increased police presence in this area. The aim is not to penalize, but to protect. However, safety is a shared responsibility, and those who choose not to comply with speed regulations will face consequences. Officers will be actively monitoring and enforcing the posted speed signs. Those found violating the speed limits will be ticketed.
These measures are not intended to be punitive but rather to emphasize the importance of every driver’s role in community safety.
We understand that these measures may cause minor inconveniences to some, especially those who are unaccustomed to adhering to the speed limits in the area. However, the safety of our community members, especially our children, elderly, and pets, is our top priority.
We encourage you to spread the word to your friends and neighbors who live in or frequently visit the area. Your feedback and cooperation are invaluable to us. If you have any concerns, questions, or suggestions regarding these new measures, please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office. Together, as a united community, we can ensure the safety of our neighborhoods. Thank you for your cooperation.
Together we will!
Ana Francis Ellis
District J Coordinator
Office of Council Member Pollard
900 Bagby St., 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002