The Killeen Police Department Conducts Traffic Detail in Conjunction with National Rail Safety Week
For Immediate Release
This week is National Rail Safety Awareness Week. The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit, along with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Police Department, worked a traffic enforcement detail today at the railroad crossing on State Highway 195 (Fort Hood St.) Six Killeen PD Traffic Officers and one BNSF Special Agent participated in the detail and stopped vehicles for violations of the Texas Transportation Code pertaining to railroad crossings. The detail began today at approximately 10:30 a.m. and was completed at approximately 12:45 p.m.
Forty vehicles were stopped during the detail and officers issued 53 citations for the following:
30 for stopping within 15 feet of a railroad track
5 for disregarding railroad signal lights (Official Traffic Control Device)
5 for stopping on the railroad tracks
13 for other non-hazardous violations (Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, No Driver’s License, etc.)
The Killeen Police Department wants to remind the public to observe all railroad warning signs. It is unsafe and unlawful to disregard warning signals and stop on or within 15 feet of the tracks.
Please drive safely.
Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Killeen Police Department