SAN ANGELO, TX — The San Angelo Police Department conducted two LIDAR Traffic Enforcement operations on Monday morning.
The first LIDAR was conducted in 11 school zones and resulted in a total of 35 citations and 7 warnings were issued by officers.
“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,” said SAPD in a statement.
- Cell phone in School Zone: 2
- Other/Misc. Violations: 5
- No Insurance: 2
- Speeding: 26
- Warnings: 7
“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.”
Following the school zone enforcement, officers conducted a LIDAR operation in the 2220 block of West Houston Harte in the eastbound lanes.
A total of 60 citations and 25 warnings were issued.
- Speeding: 52 (Highest speed: 94 mph.)
- Other/Misc. Violations: 3
- No Driver’s License: 2
- No Insurance: 3
- Warnings: 18