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SAPD issues 71 citations, 10 warning in two LIDAR traffic enforcement operations Monday

Officers with the SAPD's traffic section, along with a Tom Green County deputy conducted two LIDAR traffic enforcement operations Monday.

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section, along with a Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office deputy conducted LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in six school zones Monday.

A total of 22 citations and six warnings were issued.

After the school zone enforcement, LIDAR was conducted in the 1700 block of East Houston Harte Expressway’s westbound traffic. A total of 49 citations and four warnings were issued.

Citation breakdown from the SAPD:

School zones

Other/misc. violations: 3

No driver’s license: 1

No insurance: 1

Speeding: 17

Warnings: 6

Houston Harte

Speeding: 43 (highest speed: 85 mph)

Driving while license invalid: 1

Other/misc. violations: 5

Warnings: 4

A release from the SAPD said, "Holiday safety is an issue through mid-January.  Many people choose to travel by car during the holidays, which has the highest fatality rate of any major form of transportation based on fatalities per passenger mile.  In 2017, 329 people died on New Year's Day, 463 on Thanksgiving Day and 299 on Christmas Day, according to Injury Facts (NSC).  Alcohol impairment was involved in about a third of the fatalities."