Police: Motorcycle Safety Program Nets 136 Citations, Of Which Only Seven Went to Motorcyclists

Published : Monday, August 5, 2019 | 9:49 AM

Pasadena police said a motorcycle safety traffic enforcement program conducted by Traffic Section officers last Friday, August 2 netted a total of 136 citations. Seven motorcyclists were issued citations along with 129 motorists.

Four motorists were found to be driving without a valid driver’s license, police said.

Officers were specifically on the lookout for dangerous driving behaviors hazardous to motorcyclists including speeding, red-light violations, right of way violations, and other violations that lead to traffic collisions.

Officers also were on the lookout for motorcyclists failing to follow the rules of the road. These behaviors can be very dangerous and contribute to injury collisions each year.

Officers conducted enforcement at various locations during the program, which ran from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm.

“As always, a majority of our enforcement efforts today focused on locations suggested to us by community members,” said Traffic Section Lieutenant Mark Goodman. “Community engagement related to these operations really assist us in working on locations where traffic safety is a concern.”

“We want everyone to share the road safely. We all have a shared responsibility to look out for one another,” Goodman said.

Future enforcement programs will center on bicycle and pedestrian safety, an ongoing focus for the Pasadena Police Department’s Traffic Section.

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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