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Pasadena’s Traffic Enforcement Program Nets 195 Citations

The Traffic Section in Pasadena’s Police Department is the primary unit at the police department that monitors traffic safety in the city of Pasadena. The 16 motorcycle officers issue citations, occasional warnings, respond to accidents, and handle our traffic safety programs.

On Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, officers assigned to the Pasadena Police Department Traffic Section conducted a traffic enforcement program throughout the city of Pasadena. Officers were on the lookout for dangerous driving behavior including speeding, red light violations, right of way violations, and other violations that lead to traffic collisions. The goals of these programs are to enhance public safety through enforcement and education.

Officers conducted enforcement at various locations during the program, which ran from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Many of the locations we visit are suggested to us by members of the community who see dangerous driving behaviors almost every day,” said Traffic Section Lieutenant Mark Goodman. “We use the information to assist in placing our resources wisely and to encourage community interaction with the Police Department.” Lieutenant Goodman reports that citizens frequently stop to thank officers monitoring driving at problem locations reported by community members to the police department. “Keep the suggestions coming,” said Goodman. “They are appreciated!”

Friday’s program netted a total of 195 citations, 74 of which were for speeding. Four people were cited for running a red light, and the remaining 117 cites were issued for other dangerous driving such as right of way violations and failing to stop for posted stop signs.

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

February 6, 2019

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