Killeen Police Conduct Traffic Detail

The Killeen Police Department will be conducting a special traffic detail on Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 am. on Friday, December 3, 2021, on E. Veterans Memorial Blvd (BUS 190) between 38th St and Twin Creek Dr and E Rancier Ave (FM 439 between 38th St and Twin Creek Drive. This will include the side streets in and around those two main roadways. This detail is intended to educate the public (both pedestrians and vehicle operators) on the dangers of incorrectly walking on roadways as well as yielding to pedestrians for motor vehicles and enforcing Texas Traffic Code section 552.005 (Crossing at a Point other than Crosswalk). A secondary objective will be speeding enforcement in this area as higher speeds from vehicles compound the potential for more serious crashes with pedestrians.

The department has investigated seven (7) pedestrian related fatality crashes in 2021. In addition, there have been forty-four (44) other pedestrian related crashes this year with varying levels of injury. In all seven fatality crashes, the pedestrian has been the primary contributing factor (Fail to Yield Right of Way-Pedestrian).

The Killeen Police Department is committed to the safety of the community and wants everyone to be safe while out on the roadways of Killeen.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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