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103 Tickets Written During Bike and Pedestrian Safety Crackdown

Published on Monday, September 21, 2020 | 10:59 am

Police wrote 103 tickets to drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians Friday during a citywide enforcement campaign focused on traffic violations that endanger cyclists and pedestrians, officials said.

The enforcement campaign took place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to Pasadena police Lt. Max Dahlstein. A total of 109 people were contacted by officers.

The bulk of citations, 79, went to drivers, police said. Violations included speeding, blowing stops signs, illegal turns, and distracted driving.

Twelve bicyclists were cited for offenses such as ignoring stop signs and riding in the wrong direction on streets, officials added. Another 12 pedestrians received tickets for things like jaywalking and crossing streets against a red light.

“We are really focusing on the safety of drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians,” Dahlstein said in a written statement. “The goal is to have individuals follow the rules of the road and maybe even throw in a little bit of courteousness.”

Funding for Friday’s program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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