Killeen Police issue more than 300 speeding tickets during special traffic enforcement

Posted at 3:47 PM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2018-07-24 21:30:43-04

Killeen Police gave more than 300 speeding tickets to drivers during a special traffic enforcement program along US Highway 190 on Thursday.

The STEP took place from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. During that time, there were 312 speeding violations issued and 21 non- hazardous violations, including not having a driver's license, not showing a driver's license and not having insurance.

According to Killeen PD, the majority of the violations were in excess of 10 miles per hour and some of them in excess of 20 miles per hour. The person cited for driving the fastest was going 99 miles per hour.

"The purpose of the special traffic enforcement details is to inform citizens of the actual violation and to create awareness of the actual law," Ofelia Miramontez with Killeen Police Public Affairs said.

A Bell County driver voiced concerns about the special traffic enforcement program along US Highway 190 on Thursday. 

Amit Patel who was driving from Copperas Cove to Temple during the enforcement, said he saw 15 police cars within a two mile radius.

"They were pulling people over every few hundred feet, if you tried to move over, everybody was moving over the middle lane causing disturbance and causing a problem because there was not enough room to move over," Amit Patel said.

Officers said this was part of a citywide traffic education and enforcement action driven by citizen complaints.

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