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KPD Traffic Officers Issue Over 60 Citations During Detail

Killeen, TX (November 10, 2020): On Friday, October 30, 2020, officers with the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a railroad enforcement detail. 

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit assisted the BNSF Railroad Police with enforcing Texas Transportation Code laws near the intersection of SH 195 and the railroad tracks.  Officers were on scene at approximately 9:30 a.m. and stayed until 12:00 p.m.  During this period, the following violations were cited for:

51 Stopping, Standing, or Parking Prohibited in Certain Places
2 Ran Red Light
1 Disregard Railroad Signals
2 Fail to Maintain Financial Responsiblity (no insurance)
1 Illegal Tint
2 No Drivers License
1 Fail to Display Drivers License
1 Driving While License Invalid
61 Total Violations

Texas law requires motorists to stop no closer than 15 feet or no farther than 50 feet from the nearest rail if; clearly visible signal, a crossing gate lowered, or flagger warns and a railroad engine approaching approximately 1,500 feet. This event was conducted to educate citizens by enforcing traffic laws related to railroad crossing as they pertained to the Texas Traffic Code and Penal Code.

The purpose of this detail is to educated drivers on the proper distance to stop away from the railroad tracks and not to stop on the tracks. 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department