Killen, TX (KWKT) — The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a special traffic enforcement detail on Thursday, June 20, 2013.
Due to numerous complaints of speeding vehicles from citizens and construction crews, the Killeen Police Department will be conducting a special traffic detail enforcing the posted speed limit in the area of Hwy 195 and SH201.
Due to the fact that this area is a construction zone, the Texas Department of Transportation lowered the speed limit from 70 to 55 to make vehicles slow down for the safety of the drivers and construction workers.
The primary reason for this enforcement detail is to educate the motorists of the speed limits and the hazards in this area.
The officers will be enforcing Texas Traffic Code Section 545.352 Prima Facie Speed Limits:
A speed in excess of the limits established by subsection
- Under another provision of this subchapter is prima facie evidence that the speed is not reasonable and prudent and that the speed is unlawful.
All motorists exceeding the posted speed limit will be cited.