Killeen: Police write 50 tickets in 2 hours

Killeen police wrote 50 citations in two hours during a traffic enforcement operation Tuesday. (Photo by Alex Cano/file)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Killeen police wrote 50 citations in two hours during a traffic enforcement operation Tuesday.

From 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, officers and BNSF Railroad police conducted the operation near the intersection of State Highway 95 and the railroad tracks.

Officers issued a total of 33 citations for stopping, standing or parking in prohibited places.

Other drivers were cited for running red lights, disregarding railroad signals and failure to yield right of way.

Six drivers were issued warning citations.

“Texas law requires motorists to stop no closer than 15 feet or farther than 50 feet from the nearest rail if; a clearly visible signal, a crossing gate or barrier is lowered, or flagger warns of the approach of a train,” police said in a press release Wednesday.

“Motorists must also stop if the warning barriers are being lowered, are already down or are being opened, and must remain stopped until the barriers are fully opened.”