This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement operation in the 1600 block of E. Houston Harte from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Police issued a total of ninety-two (92) citations during the operation. Breakdown for citations:
Fail to Change Lanes/Slow While Passing Emergency Vehicle: 4
Speeding: 62 (Highest speed 103 MPH)
Driving While License Invalid: 3
Other/Misc. Violations: 12
No Insurance: 8
No Seat Belt: 3
As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown by 20 MPH below the speed limit. Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services.
A Seatbelt Enforcement Zone sign was utilized during the operation pursuant to the Department’s Buckle Down & Stay Strapped in campaign, which is geared to remind all vehicle occupants that buckling down is their best bet to prevent serious injury or death in a crash. Texas law requires all vehicle occupants to be secured by a seat belt or child safety seat.