107 Citations Issued During Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program

PASADENA, Calif.–On Friday, May 24, officers assigned to the Pasadena Police Department 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 »"107 Citations Issued During Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program"

Pasadena Police Department Urges Drivers and Bicyclists to ‘Share the Road’

PASADENA, Calif.—May is National Bike Safety Month, but Pasadena Police Department wants drivers and bicyclists to share the road safely all year round. “It's not just cars using the road but also people on bikes, motorcycles and walking,” Pasadena Police Department Lieutenant Mark Goodman said. “The road belongs to everyone, and we all share responsibility in making sure we get where we are going safely.” Bicycle riders must follow the same rules of the road as drivers, including stopping at... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Department Urges Drivers and Bicyclists to ‘Share the Road’"

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Responsibly

PASADENA, Calif.—For many people across the country, Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is a time for fun and celebrations that may involve drinking. Pasadena Police Department personnel will be on the lookout for impaired drivers who pose a danger to the public. Please celebrate responsibly and do not drive impaired. “We understand the importance and significance of this day to many people; however, we want to make sure that everyone who chooses to celebrate does so safely,” said Pasadena Police... continue reading »"Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Responsibly"

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

PASADENA, Calif.—Warmer weather means a lot more motorcycles will be cruising California roads. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and Pasadena Police Department is taking the opportunity to remind drivers and motorcycle riders to share the road and look out for one another. "Motorcycle riders are harder to see. Riders and drivers should take extra precautions by keeping their distance and watching their speed," said Traffic Section Lieutenant Mark Goodman. On May 3, 10, and 17, Pasadena Police Department will... continue reading »"May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month"

Over 600 Citations Issued During Distracted Driving Awareness Month

PASADENA, Calif.—April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Pasadena Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted multiple details throughout the month aimed at curbing distracted driving. On Friday, April 26, the Traffic Section wrapped up its final operation aimed specifically at encouraging drivers to keep their eyes on the road. “Operations like this hit close to home for the officers who responded to a fatal collision that took place in 2016 that was directly linked to distracted driving,” said Traffic Section... continue reading »"Over 600 Citations Issued During Distracted Driving Awareness Month"

Police Department Wrapping up Distracted Driving Details

PASADENA, Calif.—April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and, throughout the month, Pasadena Police Department had additional officers on patrol specifically looking for drivers in violation of California's hands-free cell phone law. Three of these special enforcement details have taken place, with over 200 motorists being cited for driving while texting. Over 50 drivers were cited for talking on their cell phones without the use of a hands-free device. Pasadena Police Department's final distracted driver detail for the month will... continue reading »"Police Department Wrapping up Distracted Driving Details"

Police Department Challenges Drivers to ‘Silence’ the Distraction

PASADENA, Calif.—April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Pasadena Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies statewide to stop drivers who violate California’s hands-free cell phone law. Throughout the month of April, Pasadena Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking specifically for drivers on their cell phones. Last year, Pasadena Police Department issued 2,612 citations to drivers texting, calling or performing other functions on their cell phone. Distracted driving is dangerous, especially when it involves a cell... continue reading »"Police Department Challenges Drivers to ‘Silence’ the Distraction"

165 Distracted Driving Citations Issued on April 1

PASADENA, Calif.—On Monday, April 1, officers assigned to Pasadena Police Department's Traffic Section conducted a distracted driving enforcement program throughout the city. Officers were on the lookout for motorists who were texting while driving or failing to use a hands-free system while talking on a cell phone. The California Vehicle Code prohibits texting while driving, and motorists must use a hands-free system when talking on a cell phone while driving. Examples of this are in-car Bluetooth systems that connect to... continue reading »"165 Distracted Driving Citations Issued on April 1"