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:
Driving while license invalid: 3
Cell phone in school zone: 1
Other/misc. violations: 7
No insurance: 1
No seat belt: 1
US Hwy 67N
Driving while license invalid: 1
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."