SAN ANGELO, Texas — San Angelo Police issued a total of 86 citations and 24 warnings in two LIDAR Traffic Enforcement operations Tuesday.
The department's Traffic Section conducted LIDAR in 10 school zones Tuesday. A total of 24 citations and 10 warnings were issued.
After the school zone enforcement, LIDAR was conducted in the 4300 block of West Houston Harte’s westbound traffic. A total of 62 citations and 14 warnings were issued.
Citation breakdown from the San Angelo Police Department:
Other/misc. violations: 7
No insurance: 1
No seat belt: 1
Speeding: 47 (Highest speed: 91 mph)
Driving while license invalid: 2
Other/misc. violations: 9
No driver’s license: 2
No insurance: 2
In a press release, the SAPD said, "The life of a child is priceless and not worth the risk by speeding through a school zone. Children are more vulnerable than adults to being hit by a car — they tend to be less cautious than adults, are less visible due to their size, and they are less likely to survive a hit by a vehicle. When approaching a school zone, slow down. The few seconds you may save speeding through a school zone is not worth the fine, but more importantly, it’s not worth the life of a child."