Plainclothes officers to conduct enforcement operation Monday in downtown Fallbrook
Last updated 9/25/2020 at 1:27pm
California Highway Patrol officers will conduct a pedestrian safety enforcement operation in downtown Fallbrook on Monday, Sept. 28.
Officers will be on the lookout for drivers and pedestrians who fail to yield the right-of-way or make other unsafe or illegal actions, the CHP said in a statement.
"Regrettably, the unincorporated county of San Diego has experienced many traffic collisions involving pedestrians. The CHP is committed to preventing these tragic deaths and is leading the effort with proactive enforcement and education programs," the agency said. "The CHP is conducting this public awareness and enforcement program to educate and encourage members of the community to develop and maintain safe practices while driving, walking, and bicycling throughout the unincorporated county of San Diego."
According to the CHP's statement, officers will focus on heavily traveled sidewalks that the agency has identified as having a high number of pedestrian fatalities and injuries.
"Officers dressed in plain clothes will be crossing the street while uniformed officers monitor the crosswalk for motorists and pedestrians who fail to yield right-of-way," the agency said. "Drivers and pedestrians stopped during this safety operation may be issued warnings or citations."