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KPD to conduct red light detail Thursday

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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:32 am

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct special red light detail Thursday in the area of Farm-to-Market Road 2410 and Farm-to-Market Road 3470.

KPD's traffic division has reviewed the area for several months, stated a news release from Killeen Police Department.

"The traffic unit has seen a high number of crashes where failure to control speed and running red lights have been the contributing factors," the release stated.

To date in 2014, Killeen traffic crashes, throughout the city, resulted in five deaths. In 2013, there were eight.

Excessive speed was a factor in several of those crashes according to police.

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2 comments:

  • KA2014 posted at 11:41 pm on Tue, Apr 1, 2014.

    KA2014 Posts: 3

    They need to be patrolling the school zones! It never fails, every single time I am driving through a school zone and the lights are blinking to inform drivers to obey the posted speed limit in the school zone, there is always someone zooming right on by going at least the normal speed or even above the speed limit and just totally ignoring the 'active' school zone's speed limit! These are children's lives that are potentially at risk! Yes, the driver would be the responsible one in the event there would be an accident, It is the police officer's DUTY and PURPOSE of their job to ensure the safety of others and to reprimand and punish the ones that are breaking the law, ESPECIALLY when it does have the potential of putting other lives in danger. It makes me angry to see that less than a mile down the road, there are two patrol cars parked side by side in a parking lot while the officers are chatting. They need to be doing their job and cracking down on these people that can't slow down, be cautious and obey the law while driving in an 'active' school zone! Nice to know our tax dollars are paying for such officers to sit roadside and chat!

     
  • Eliza posted at 5:41 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    Eliza Posts: 658

    @
    To date in 2014, Killeen traffic crashes, throughout the city, resulted in five deaths. In 2013, there were eight.
    Excessive speed was a factor in several of those crashes according to police.


    There's nothing to deter a speeding car /or any vehicle like seeing overheads up in front of you or in your rearview mirror.
    We the tax payers pay for protection from those who can not control themselves, by not being able to control the speed of their vehicle.