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Pasadena Police Announce Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Campaign

Published on Monday, February 15, 2021 | 2:48 pm

The Pasadena Police Department is planning a citywide traffic enforcement campaign Friday focusing on violations that endanger pedestrians and bicyclists, authorities said.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic is requiring residents to stay home as much as possible, the Pasadena Police Department recognizes the need to protect the public by looking for violations made by bicyclists, drivers and pedestrians that make roads unsafe,” police said in a written statement.

For cars, that includes speeding, illegal turns, failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and failing to stop at stop signs, officials said.

“Officers will also look for pedestrians who cross the street illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right of way,” the statement said. “Bike riders will be stopped when riding on the wrong side of the road, not complying with stop signs and signals or other violations of the same traffic laws that apply to them as drivers.”

Since Jan. 1, Pasadena police have responded to two deadly collisions and 15 injury collisions involving pedestrians or bicyclists, according to the department.

Funding for Friday’s campaign is being provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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