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SAPD issues 88 citations, 14 warnings in Monday morning LIDAR traffic enforcement operations

The San Angelo Police Department issued 30 citations and 5 warnings in 10 school zones Monday morning. An additional 58 citations and nine warnings were issued later

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in 10 school zones Monday morning. A total of 30 citations and five warnings were issued in that enforcement operation. 

Following the school zone enforcement, LIDAR was conducted in the eastbound lanes of the 2300 block of the West Houston Harte Expressway.  A total of 58 citations and nine warnings were issued, according to a press release from the department. 

Citation breakdown:

School zones

Driving while license invalid: 1

Cell phone in school zone: 1

Other/misc. violations: 3

No driver’s license: 2

No insurance: 4

Speeding: 19

Warnings: 5

 Houston Harte

Driving while license invalid: 1

Other/misc. violations: 5

No insurance: 5

Speeding: 47 (highest speed: 88 mph)

Warnings: 9 

In the release, the department stated, "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."

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