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Police Write 82 Tickets During Bike, Pedestrian Safety Crackdown

Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | 12:55 pm

Police wrote 82 tickets in seven hours during a campaign to crack down on traffic violations endangering bicyclists and pedestrians, officials said.

The citywide extra enforcement operation was held from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Sixty-seven of the tickets were issued to drivers for violations such as speeding, stop sign violations, and distracted driving, Pasadena police said in a written statement.

Eleven pedestrians were cited for violations such as jaywalking, and four bicyclists were cited for riding the wrong way in the street or riding on sidewalks.

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

Another bike and pedestrian safety crackdown is planned for Sept. 18, officials said.

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

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