SAN ANGELO, Texas — The San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted back-to-school LIDAR traffic enforcement in numerous school zones Wednesday morning. During that operation, a total of 33 citations and eight warnings were issued to drivers.

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Following the school zone enforcement, LIDAR was conducted in the construction zone in front of Howard College in the 3100-3500 blocks of North US Hwy 67N. A total of 40 citations and two warnings were issued.

Here are the citation breakdowns from the SAPD:

School zones

Driving while license invalid: 3

Cell phone in school zone: 1

Other/misc. violations: 7

No insurance: 1

No seat belt: 1

Speeding: 20

Warnings: 8

US Hwy 67N

Driving while license invalid: 1

Speeding: 39

Warnings: 2

In a release, the SAPD reminding drivers, "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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