KPD Traffic Detail Results
The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a special traffic enforcement detail on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. This enforcement will took place during a 3 1/2 hour period at the 7-11 Convenience Store parking lot located in the 1000 block of Willowsprings Rd. Officers issued 51 citations for crossing property, 12 charges other than crossing property and 2 warnings were given for a total of 65 vehicles stopped.
This enforcement was a result of numerous ongoing complaints of vehicles crossing the property illegally.
The Traffic Unit enforced the crossing property law: Traffic Code 545.423 (b) an operator may not cross or drive in or on a sidewalk, driveway, parking lot, or business or residential entrance at an intersection to turn right or left from one highway to another highway.
Officers conducted this same enforcement detail in February 2012. Within a four hour period Officers issued more than 100 citations to violators. Due to the fact that this was happening so frequently, while all the officers involved were issuing citations, they were unable to cite other violators.
The purpose of special traffic enforcement details is to inform citizens of the actual violation and to create awareness of the actual law.
Killeen Police Department