Littlefield PD declares zero tolerance for unlicensed driving after student death

Published: Oct. 27, 2022 at 2:52 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2022 at 6:39 PM CDT
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LITTLEFIELD, Texas (KCBD) - Littlefield police posted a warning to parents on Wednesday, promising to issue citations to any teen caught driving without a license, and to their parents. Vehicles may be towed at the owner’s expense.

This policy change comes after the death of a 17-year-old killed in a traffic crash on his way to school. The student was listed as being at fault.

Police have received multiple complaints about unlicensed driving, reckless driving, and noise.

“This department has issued several warnings and in some cases citations to drivers and parents in the past; yet the problem persists. Voluntary compliance with the law has not worked. Mandatory compliance is expected and there will be no more warnings. The operation of a motor vehicle is a privilege not a right,” police said.