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Police Will Target Bicyclists, Driver and Pedestrians in Special Sweep Friday

Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | 1:31 am
 

Traffic Enforcement Operations Plan for Pasadena Pasadena Police Department will step up Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations on Friday, September 4, 2015 from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Police  with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers, bike riders and pedestrians alike that can lead to life changing injuries.

Special attention will be directed toward drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to stop for signs and signals, failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks or any other dangerous violation.

Additionally, enforcement will be taken for observed violations when pedestrians cross the street illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right of way.

Bike riders will be stopped and citations issued when they fail to follow the same traffic laws that apply to motorists. All riders are reminded to always wear a helmet — those under 18 years of age must wear helmets by law. Pedestrians should cross the street only in marked crosswalks or at corners.

Bicycle and pedestrian fatalities are rising in California as more people use these non-motorized means of transportation. Local I y, Pasadena Police Department has i nvesti gated 461 fatal and injury col I isions involving pedestrians and bicyclists during the past three (3) years. I n 2012, Cal i f orni a witnessed 612 pedestrian and 124 bicyclists killed that year while nationally 4,743 pedestrians and 726 bicyclists were ki I led.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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