September is Pedestrian Safety Month

PASADENA, Calif.—September is Pedestrian Safety Month, and Pasadena Police Department is working with law enforcement agencies across the state to promote safe behaviors that allow drivers and those on foot to get where they need to go safely. California continues to see more and more pedestrians injured or killed on roads. In 2016, 867 pedestrians were killed and more than 14,000 injured in California alone. A report released earlier this year by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projected that... continue reading »"September is Pedestrian Safety Month"

Traffic Enforcement Program, DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for August 16

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a traffic enforcement program throughout the city and a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, August 16. The checkpoint will be at an undisclosed location within city limits between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. During the traffic enforcement program, officers will be deployed at various locations looking for violations including, but not limited to, speed, red light and right-of-way violations. When violations are observed, motorists will be cited and/or educated on... continue reading »"Traffic Enforcement Program, DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for August 16"

Pasadena Police Want Drivers to "Share the Road"

PASADENA, Calif.—Warmer weather means a lot more motorcycles will be out on the roads. This Friday, August 2, Pasadena Police Department will step up enforcement specifically geared toward drivers and motorcycle riders committing traffic violations that increase the risk of crashes. Pasadena Police Department wants to remind drivers and motorcycle riders to share the road and look out for one another. “Motorcycle riders are harder to see,” Pasadena Police Department Lieutenant Mark Goodman said. “Drivers and riders should take extra... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Want Drivers to "Share the Road""

DUI Saturation Patrol Planned for Friday, July 26

PASADENA, Calif.—A citywide DUI saturation patrol will take place on Friday, July 26, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. “We are committed to DUI enforcement, and want everyone to stay safe when enjoying our many dining and entertainment establishments throughout the city,” said Traffic Section Lieutenant Mark Goodman. A DUI is completely preventable. Pasadena Police Department urges people to designate a sober driver or utilize one of many safe ride home options available, including taxi and ride-share services. Funding for... continue reading »"DUI Saturation Patrol Planned for Friday, July 26"

DUI Enforcement Operations Planned for Friday, July 19

PASADENA, Calif.—Officers from Pasadena Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers as part of an ongoing traffic safety campaign. On Friday, July 19, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m., officers will be patrolling areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol... continue reading »"DUI Enforcement Operations Planned for Friday, July 19"

Pasadena Police Department Conducting DUI and “Know Your Limit” Operations July 12

PASADENA, Calif.—Officers from Pasadena Police Department will be out on the evening of Friday, July 12, looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. DUI saturation patrols will take place in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year, Pasadena Police Department investigated 73 DUI collisions, which claimed one life and resulted in another 32 injuries. In recent years, California... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Department Conducting DUI and “Know Your Limit” Operations July 12"

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for June 28

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, June 28, at an undisclosed location within city limits between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. DUI checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment and will also check drivers for proper licensing. Pasadena Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If... continue reading »"DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for June 28"

Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for June 21

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a traffic enforcement program throughout the city on Friday, June 21. Officers will be deployed at various locations looking for violations including, but not limited to, primary collision factors involving speed, red light and right-of-way violations. When violations are observed, motorists will be cited and/or educated on the safety concerns associated with the violation. “Community input and engagement regarding traffic safety is welcome and encouraged, so please feel free to get in touch... continue reading »"Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for June 21"

Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for June 14

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a traffic enforcement program throughout the city on Friday, June 14. Officers will be deployed at various locations looking for violations including, but not limited to, primary collision factors involving speed, red light and right-of-way violations. When violations are observed, motorists will be cited and/or educated on the safety concerns associated with the violation. “Community input and engagement regarding traffic safety is welcome and encouraged, so please feel free to get in touch... continue reading »"Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for June 14"

172 Citations Issued During Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program

PASADENA, Calif.—On Friday, May 31, officers assigned to Pasadena Police Department's Traffic Section conducted a bicycle and pedestrian safety traffic enforcement program throughout the city. Officers were on the lookout for dangerous driving behaviors hazardous to bicyclists, including speeding, red light violations, right-of-way violations, and other violations that lead to traffic collisions. Officers were also on the lookout for bicyclists and pedestrians failing to follow the rules of the road. These behaviors can be very dangerous and contribute to injury... continue reading »"172 Citations Issued During Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program"