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Redwood City Police Department
Friday April 19th, 2019 :: 05:48 p.m. PDT


Downtown Traffic Safety Detail

Pedestrian safety is a key issue in our community and the Redwood City Police Department is committed to educating drivers and pedestrians about roadway safety. In an effort to improve pedestrian safety in the downtown corridor, the Redwood City Police Department will conduct a pedestrian safety enforcement operation on Thursday, April 25th.

Officers will focus on drivers and pedestrians who are violating right-of-way laws and will be issuing citations or providing warnings for Illegal or unsafe actions.

To ensure pedestrian safety and to reduce unsafe conditions the Redwood City Police Department encourages members of the community to follow these basic safety practices:

• Drivers should be on the lookout for and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.

• Drivers should slow down when in an area where pedestrians are likely to be.

• Never pass a car stopped for pedestrians. It's against the law and highly dangerous for those crossing the street.

• Pedestrians should cross at the corner, at crosswalks, or intersections wherever possible. This is where drivers expect to see pedestrians.

• Pedestrians should look both ways for approaching traffic before crossing, make eye contact with the driver and make certain cars are yielding before crossing. Having the right-of-way does not prevent you from being seriously injured by a driver who is not paying attention.

• Pedestrians should wear bright colored, reflective clothing and use a flashlight when walking during hours of darkness - Be visible!

Please drive safely and remember pedestrian safety is a shared responsibility.

Redwood City Police Department
1301 Maple St
Redwood City, CA 94063

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-780-7100

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