Oceanside CHP Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations yield safety improvements


Last updated 6/6/2019 at 11:29am

FALLBROOK – As part of its ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety, the California Highway Patrol recently conducted a pedestrian safety enforcement operation that focused on motorists and pedestrians that failed to yield the right of way or who take unsafe and illegal actions.

A pedestrian enforcement operation was conducted May 31, on Main Avenue at Ammunition Road, focusing on drivers and pedestrians who were violating right of way laws. During the operation warnings and citations were issued, and an untold number of citizens were educated on the importance of pedestrian safety.

The CHP encouraged members of the community to follow basic safe practices:

● Drivers should be on the lookout for and yield the right of way to pedestrians.

● Drivers should slow down when in an area where pedestrians are likely to be.

● Never pass a car stopped for pedestrians. It’s against the law and highly dangerous for those crossing the street.

● Pedestrians should cross at the corner, at crosswalks or intersections wherever possible. This is where drivers expect to see pedestrians.

● Pedestrians should look both ways for traffic before crossing, make eye contact with the driver and make certain cars are yielding before crossing. Having the right of way does not prevent pedestrians from being seriously injured by a driver who is not paying attention. Remember, pedestrians don’t have armor.

● Pedestrians should wear bright colored, reflective clothing and use a flashlight when walking during hours of darkness – be visible.

The CHP urged every member of the community to be safe and follow the rules of the road. Traffic safety is everyone’s responsibility. For additional information, contact the CHP Oceanside’s Public Information Officer Mark Latulippe at (760) 643-3400.

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

Submitted by California Highway Patrol.


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