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Longview police operation aims to curtail speeding, racing, red-light violations

The long-term Operation: Pump the Brakes began this week and focuses on Loop 281 and surrounding areas.

LONGVIEW, Texas — Editor's Note: Video above is from 2016.

A recent day of deadly crashes involving motorcycles was a catalyst in starting a planned Longview Police Department traffic operation.

Police Chief Anthony Boone announced at Thursday’s City Council meeting the launch of Operation: Pump the Brakes, an effort to make the city’s roads safer by focusing enforcement on speeding, racing and red-light violations.

“What we will do is have extra enforcement out there,” Boone said while introducing the initiative.

Read more from our CBS19 paper partner, Longview News-Journal.

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