195 Citations Issued During February 1 Traffic Enforcement Detail

PASADENA, Calif.—On Friday, February 1, officers assigned to the Pasadena Police Department Traffic Section conducted a traffic enforcement detail throughout the city. Officers were on the lookout for dangerous driving behaviors, including speeding, red light violations, right-of-way violations, and other violations that lead to traffic collisions.

Officers conducted enforcement at various locations from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Many of the locations we visit are suggested to us by members of the community who see dangerous driving behaviors on a regular basis," said Traffic Section Lieutenant Mark Goodman. “We use this information to assist in placing our resources wisely and to encourage community interaction with the police department.” Lieutenant Goodman reports that citizens frequently stop to thank officers monitoring driving at problem locations reported by community members. “Keep the suggestions coming. They are appreciated," said Goodman.

Last Friday’s detail netted a total of 195 citations, 74 of which were for speeding. Four people were cited for running a red light, and the remaining 117 citations were issued for other dangerous driving behaviors, including right-of-way violations and failing to stop for posted stop signs.

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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