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Use crosswalks to avoid a jaywalking citation and increase safety on Santa Monica streets.
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Use crosswalks to avoid a jaywalking citation and increase safety on Santa Monica streets.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Cops To Crack Down On Pedestrian Violations Such As Jaywalking

Posted Sep. 29, 2012, 11:00 pm

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

For the month of October, Santa Monica motor officers in addition to their normal duties, will again target pedestrian related violations.

The motor officers are from the SMPD’s Traffic Enforcement Unit that each month focus on different driving behaviors that are the primary causation for traffic collisions.

Pedestrian related incidents still occur throughout the City of Santa Monica and since January of this year, there have been 85 collisions involving pedestrians.

Several pedestrian violations that have resulted in collisions this year are:

· Jaywalking

· Walking against a red light or “Don’t Walk” symbol

· Failure to yield right-of-way to on-coming traffic

· Pedestrian in the roadway

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Sep. 30, 2012, 9:26:34 am

Manny Angelo said...

Another common violation by pedestrians is failure to obey traffic control devices. Most pedestrians do not realize that Stop signs apply to them as well as to vehicles.

Sep. 30, 2012, 10:09:50 am

Honey said...

Barney Fife couldn't get hired on with LAPD so he took a job as a mall security guard until Santa Monica came along as asked him to crack down on big crimes like jaywalking and being an innocent mountain lion.

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