PASADENA, Calif.—On Friday, February 22, officers assigned to the Pasadena Police Department Traffic Section conducted a traffic enforcement program throughout the city. 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 is to enhance public safety through enforcement and education.
Officers conducted enforcement at various locations during last Friday's detail, which ran from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Once again, a majority of our enforcement efforts today focused on locations suggested to us by community members,” said Traffic Section Lieutenant Mark Goodman. “Community engagement with these operations really helps us identify locations where traffic safety is a concern.”
Friday’s program netted a total of 207 citations, 71 of which were for speeding. Seven people were cited for running a red light, and the remaining 129 citations were issued for other dangerous driving behaviors, including right-of-way violations and failing to stop for posted stop signs. One motorist was found to be driving while unlicensed.
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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