Dangerous Driving Traffic Enforcement Program Nets 207 Citations

Published : Monday, February 25, 2019 | 6:07 AM

Police said that last Friday’s traffic enforcement patrols netted over two hundred citations for suspected dangerous driving in the third in a series of recent special operations.

Traffic Section Lieutenant Mark Goodman said officers issued 207 citations, 71 of which were for speeding.

Seven people were cited for running a red light, and the remaining 129 cites were issued for other dangerous driving such as right of way violations and failing to stop for posted stop signs.

One motorist was found to be driving while unlicensed.

Officers conducted enforcement at various locations during the Feb. 22 program, which ran from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm.

“Once again, a majority of our enforcement efforts today focused on locations suggested to us by community members,” said Goodman. “Community engagement connected with these operations really helps us to work on locations where traffic safety is a concern.”

Officers were on the lookout for dangerous driving behavior including speeding, red light violations, right of way violations, and other violations that lead to traffic collisions. The goal of these programs are to enhance public safety through enforcement and education.

Funding for this traffic enforcement program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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