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26 Citations and One Arrest Made During Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operation

Goleta, Calif. – During a safety operation on June 7, 2022, the Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit issued 26 traffic citations for a variety of violations made by drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians and one person was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. In addition, four subjects were issued warnings and one vehicle was towed.

The citations were for various vehicle code violations where bicyclists or pedestrians made unsafe choices and the drivers were issued citations for infractions that were unsafe to bicycles or pedestrians. The operation took place within the City of Goleta limits during a four-hour operation period. A total of 31 persons were contacted.

“Traffic safety is everyone’s responsibility, especially when we are sharing roadways.” Sergeant Noel Rivas of the Goleta Police Department said. “Our main goal is that everyone gets home to their friends and families.”

Police services for the City of Goleta are provided by the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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