172 Drivers, Pedestrians, Bicyclists Cited During Police Safety Program

Published : Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 12:11 PM

[Updated]  Bad biking and bad walking are also a part of the traffic safety equation and the Pasadena Police Department Traffic Section set out May 31 to assert the message.

Along the way, they also cited plenty of bad driving, too.

The Pasadena Police issued 172 citations during a bicycle and pedestrian safety traffic enforcement program throughout the city. Of those, 99 were to drivers for dangerous driving, while 54 pedestrians and 19 bicyclists were issued citations.

“Many people in Pasadena walk or use a bicycle as a primary means of transportation,” Traffic Section Lieutenant Mark Goodman said in a statement accompanying the statistics. “As always, a majority of our enforcement efforts today focused on locations suggested to us by community members. Community engagement related to these operations really assist us in working on locations where traffic safety is a concern.”

The officers were on the lookout for dangerous driving practices among bicyclists, including speeding, red light, right-of-way, and other violations that cause traffic collisions.

They were also on the lookout for bicyclists and pedestrians rupturing the rules of the road – behaviors that are dangerous and which contribute to injury collisions each year.

Officers conducted enforcement operations at various locations throughout the City between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., with an eye to enhancing 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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