According to News West 9, Andrews, Texas police handed out 70 tickets to truck drivers who violated the town’s new trucking reliever route.
On October 8, 2013, the city of Andrews officially opened the truck reliever route, know as “Loop 1910.” The loop is a 13-mile detour around the city.
The city put up signs warning drivers to avoid Highway 385, the road that cuts directly though the town.
“We are trying to be reasonable but on the other hand our position and our responsibility is to enforce the use of the reliever route,” Andrews Police Chief, Bud Jones, told News West 9.
Jones told the news station that the Andrews Police Department will continue to enforce the new truck reliever route.
“We’re very supportive of it and our responsibility is to make sure that it is utilized properly and that’s what we intend to do,” Jones said.