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PEDESTRIAN SAFETY THE FOCUS OF SF POLICE CAMPAIGN
06/27/06 8:55 PDT
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)
The San Francisco Police Department is launching a
campaign that includes focused enforcement for a year by 19 traffic
motorcycle officers, Sgt. Bob Guinan announced today.
Traffic officers will focus on enforcing requirements to yield to
pedestrians and causes for collisions such as speeding through red
and stop signs.
According to the University of California, Berkeley's Traffic Safety
pedestrian deaths account for about 20 percent of California's traffic
SFPD records show that in 2005, 755 pedestrians were injured by car
collisions and that walkers accounted for half of all collision-related
A pedestrian safety violation is a $155 citation, according to the
The campaign will include radio and billboard advertisements beginning