press release - 07221401

Crosswalk Enforcement - City of Goleta

 

Goleta - July 22nd, 2014

 

As part of the ongoing effort to improve traffic safety in Goleta, on Wednesday July 23, the Goleta Traffic Unit along with the Santa Barbara Police Department and California Highway Patrol will be conducting pedestrian crosswalk directed enforcement operations at several locations within the city of Goleta.  

 

The goal is that by conducting and publicizing these operations on a regular basis, motorists will be more attentive and look for pedestrians.

 

“This enforcement effort is consistent with the high emphasis on traffic and pedestrian safety in the City of Goleta,” said Vyto Adomaitis, Public Safety Director for the City of Goleta.

 

Law Enforcement personnel will focus on two specific vehicle code infractions.  The first requires drivers to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.  Unmarked crosswalks are the prolongations of curb lines at all intersections.  The fine for this violation can be up to $175.

 

The second law prohibits vehicles from passing a vehicle which has stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross the street.  This offense is especially dangerous because pedestrians are too often lulled into a false sense of security when one vehicle stops for them.  The fine for this violation is approximately $400. The court, however, may modify the actual fine imposed depending on the specific circumstances of the case and the violator’s history.

 

 

The City of Goleta contracts with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office for police services.




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