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LASD - Santa Clarita Valley Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Wednesday August 1st, 2018 :: 05:31 p.m. PDT

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UPDATE: 67 Traffic Citations Issued During City of Santa Clarita Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation

On Wednesday, August 1, 2018,  Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Santa Clarita Valley deputies conducted a Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

During the four-hour operation in the City of Santa Clarita, deputies issued 67 traffic citations to motorists. According to Sgt. Scott Shoemaker of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Traffic office, the majority of citations issued were for cell phone use.

"Deputies observed motorists talking on their cell phones when they approached crosswalks--others were using the 'red light' as an opportunity to text," said Sgt. Shoemaker. 

Talking on a cell phone without using a hands-free device or texting when driving is not only illegal, but can be very dangerous to pedestrians and bicyclists.

Other motorists during the operation were cited for failing to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk, or failing to stop for a red light. Deputies noted that one motorist cited failed to yield for two adults pushing baby strollers across the intersection.

“The purpose of the operation was to enhance public safety and the awareness of drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists," said Shoemaker.

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

Forwarded by Shirley Miller, Public Information Officer
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