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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies were out in force stepping up enforcement of pedestrian and bicycle safety laws and issued 69 citations to drivers Wednesday, but none to pedestrians.

Here’s the story from the station’s official social media:

Would you like to know the results of our pedestrian/bicycle safety operation? Between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Wednesday, at the intersection of Lyons Avenue and Newhall Ave. in Newhall, our traffic deputies issued 69 citations.

We had two of our station personnel playing the role of pedestrians crossing the intersection, while traffic deputies noted the motorists’ actions.

Related: Deputies Step Up Pedestrian, Bike Safety Enforcement Today

Here is a breakdown of the 69 citations:

* 20 citations for drivers failing to yield to pedestrians

* 46 citations for cell phone/electronic device while driving

* 2 citations for failing to stop at a red light

* 1 citation for a registration violation

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  1. Dan says:

    I’m for enforcing the laws, especially regarding pedestrians, but don’t like to see Sheriff’s personnel being used to entrap citizens just to issue citations. Let’s hope this is the last we see of this deceiving technique.

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