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Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station wrote 48 citations during Tuesday’s bicycle and pedestrian safety operation in Newhall.

The 48 citations were for:

1 = unsafe speed
2 = red light violations
1 = excessively loud music
13 = driver failing to yield to a pedestrian
31 = cell phone violations

SCV Sheriff’s Station officials 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 were patrolling areas where bike and pedestrian traffic and crashes occur in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.

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

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

Additionally, deputies were on the lookout for violations when pedestrians cross the street illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right of way.

Bike riders were stopped and citations issued when they failed to follow the same traffic laws that apply to motorists. All riders were 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, Santa Clarita among them, 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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45 Comments

  1. SCVTeamM says:

    I don’t get it, I had my MAGA hat on and I voted for trump, how could I get a ticket?

    • dennis says:

      Let me break this down for you if you dont pay the exstortion fees to the dmv for protection they send there armed goon sqaud to collect the kings taxes.Its no differnt then the mafia or the tongs.You dont pay them they take everything you got.Dmv doesnt pay for the roads you do when you buy gas.The roads are worse then living in a third world nation.people are so brain washed they have no idea they sign there car over when they register it you no longer own it.And the crazy thing you sign up for this if you didnt they would have to leave tou alone!! Fact check this and enter the rabbit hole lol

  2. Rocky Arthur Rocky Arthur says:

    They could write that many for speeding on Foxlane Dr in a couple hours !!

  3. Paul Mahone Paul Mahone says:

    Then they used the money to print more tickets and everyone will still drive like douchebags. The end.

  4. The City must really need funds to ticket people for these silly violations! Glad I don’t live in this community anymore,
    one tickets people for even excessive music! As a musician, I’m sure to have been pulled over! Good grief, SCV Sherrif’s Department.

  5. Im happy about it… Bikers bug me they want to pretend they are cars but don’t follow the laws. So I’m glad they are getting tickets for what cars do. If u want to share the road then u need to share the rules

  6. 31 cell phone violations. That’s disturbing. Put the phone away and drive!!

  7. KJ Slo KJ Slo says:

    They must need the revenue? What’s next parking meters like in L.A.?

  8. “safety operation” ????
    Just be honest and say it’s all about scraping as much cash out of the local community as possible

  9. I agree with Ms.Baker. She is a good voice for my city. Thank You, Ms. Baker

  10. Joel Norton Joel Norton says:

    Wheres the protect and serve part? Oh ya, protect the govt bottom line and serve a citation

  11. Jim Lupold Jim Lupold says:

    Did I read that correctly – 31 of the 48 were idiots on cell phones while driving? That is a scary statistic.

    • My thoughts exactly! Driving up to SCV for work in one day and back, I had 6 people up there swerving into me because they were on the damn phone. Bet your ass I rolled my window down and said something. This is how people get killed! My commute in the area is a total of an hour. 6 in one hour!!

  12. Diane Lopez Diane Lopez says:

    Wish the cops would have given the jerk that crossed the double yellow lines on the 14 a ticket. They did it right in front of them!

  13. Arnold the pig says:

    Silly cites? Tell that to the family who
    Lost their son at the intersection of Seco and Bouquet from a driver on his cell phone who also ran a reed light.

  14. They should start doing this on Bouquet Cyn between Newhall Ranch Road and Seco!!!

  15. Rita Salama Rita Salama says:

    Priscilla Marie drive caredully

  16. Yes I totally agree with you I see the difference too

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