PASADENA, Calif.—On Friday, February 15, officers assigned to the Pasadena Police Department Traffic Section conducted a traffic enforcement detail throughout the city between the hours of 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Officers were on the lookout for dangerous driving behaviors, including speeding, red light and right-of-way violations, and other violations that lead to traffic collisions. The goal of these programs are to enhance public safety through enforcement and education.
Officers conducted enforcement at various locations on Friday and issued a total of 158 citations, 60 of which were for speeding. Two people were cited for running a red light, and the remaining 96 citations were issued for other dangerous driving behaviors, such as right-of-way violations and failing to stop for posted stop signs. Two motorists were found to be driving while unlicensed.
“A majority of our enforcement efforts focused on locations suggested to us by community members,” said Traffic Section Lieutenant Mark Goodman. “We want to be engaged and address community concerns regarding traffic safety.” Lieutenant Goodman reports that citizens frequently stop to thank officers monitoring driving at problem locations reported by community members. “Just this week, I received a note written by a community member thanking us for our efforts at a particular location,” said Goodman. “Please keep the suggestions coming.”
Funding for this traffic enforcement program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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