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Police Write 155 Tickets During Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Crackdown

Published on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 8:58 am

Pasadena police officers issued 155 tickets Friday during an extra enforcement campaign targeting traffic violations that put bicyclists and pedestrians at risk, officials said.

The operation, in which officers looked for traffic violations by drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, was held between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Pasadena police said in a written statement.

Officers cited 108 drivers for violations ranging from running red lights to distracted driving, authorities said.

Twenty-five bicyclists received tickets, along with 22 pedestrians, according to police.

“We are in an unprecedented time, but even during a pandemic, the safety of road users remains a top priority,” Lt. Anthony Russo said. “We hope this operation serves as a reminder to everyone to practice safe biking, driving and walking behaviors when they are out.”

Funding for the campaign was provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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