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Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will step up bike and pedestrian safety enforcement operations in the SCV on Wednesday, August 30, with focused enforcement on collision-causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

The department has mapped out locations over the past three years where pedestrian and bike collisions have occurred along with the violations that led to those crashes.

Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas where bike and pedestrian traffic and crashes occur in an effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries.

Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers, bike riders and pedestrians alike that can lead to life changing injuries.

Special attention will be directed toward drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to stop for signs and signals, failing to yield to pedestrians in cross walks or any other dangerous violation.

Additionally, enforcement will be taken for observed violations when pedestrians cross the street illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right of way.

Bike riders will be stopped and citations issued when they fail to follow the same traffic laws that apply to motorists.

All riders are reminded to always wear a helmet – those under 18 years of age must wear helmets by law. Pedestrians should cross the street only in marked crosswalks or at corners.

Bicycle and pedestrian fatalities are rising in California as more people use these non-motorized means of transportation. In the contract cities policed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, deputies have investigated 3,512 fatal and injury collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists during the past three years. In 2013, California witnessed 701 pedestrians and 141 bicyclists killed, accounting for more than 28 percent of all traffic fatalities.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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7 Comments

  1. Megan Roy Megan Roy says:

    glad to hear that the pedestrians and the bicyclists are being ticketed as well.

  2. K Bunn says:

    Skateboarding and scooters, too, I hope.

  3. Brian Durand Brian Durand says:

    Old Megan here hasn’t had anybody she knows get hit by a car yet. Must be new to the area

  4. I don’t need no stinkin’ helmet!

  5. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers, bike riders and pedestrians alike that can lead to life changing injuries.
    Special attention will be directed toward drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to stop for signs and signals, failing to yield to pedestrians in cross walks or any other dangerous violation.

    I think they are going after violations for pedestrians, bike riders, but especially for drivers!

  6. Tessa Lucero says:

    Hope they are also looking for drivers who pull out of parking lots and side streets and look left for oncoming traffic but don’t look right to see if there is a pedestrian approaching.

  7. Rick Polanco Rick Polanco says:

    Good they should be out there more often doing this. So many knuckleheads out there on the bike paths and paseo’s.

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