Published : Friday, February 15, 2019 | 3:11 PM
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 is to enhance public safety through enforcement and education.
Officers conducted enforcement at various locations during the program, which ran from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.
“A majority of our enforcement efforts today focused on locations suggested to us by community members,” said Traffic Section Lieutenant Mark Goodman. “We want to be engaged and address community concerns regarding traffic safety.”
Lieutenant Goodman reports that citizens frequently stop to thank Officers monitoring driving at problem locations reported by community members to the Police Department.
“Just this week, I received a note written by a community member thanking us for our efforts at a particular location,” said Goodman. “Please keep the suggestions coming.”
Friday’s program netted a total of 158 citations, 60 of which were for speeding. Two people were cited for running a red light, and the remaining 96 cites were issued for other dangerous driving such as right of way violations and failing to stop for posted stop signs.
Two motorists were found to be driving while unlicensed.
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.