This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR and RADAR in numerous school zones throughout San Angelo. Following the School Zone Operation, additional LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was conducted targeting eastbound traffic in the 2200 block of W. Houston Harte.
Police issued a total of sixty-eight (68) citations and twelve (12) warnings during the operation.
Breakdown for citations and arrests:
Cell Phone Use in School Zone: 1
Driving While License Invalid: 3
Other/Misc. Violations: 3
Speeding: 37 (Highest Speed 89 MPH)
Fail to Move Over/Slow Down: 1
Other/Misc. Violations: 4
No Insurance: 1
No DL: 1
As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires motorists nearing stopped emergency vehicles or TxDOT vehicles with lights activated to vacate the lane closest to the stopped vehicle (if there is more than one available lane in the same direction of travel) or slow to 20 miles below the speed limit.
Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services. Violation of this law could result in fines up to $200. The punishment is more severe if there is property damage, and jail time is possible if someone is injured.