SFPD to Conduct Traffic Enforcement in Civic Center Area and Van Ness Ave Corridor

The San Francisco Police Department Traffic Division will be conducting traffic enforcement on Van Ness Avenue from Lombard to Market Streets and Civic Center areas. The violations we are focusing on are blocking the box/intersections and distracted driving/prohibited use of electronic devices.

The San Francisco Police Department will focus on these violations through the end of the year. Last December we had 7 pedestrian fatalities on San Francisco Streets. Our department has a commitment to protect lives of all. The cost of blocking the intersection is $258 [California Vehicle Code Section 22526(a)] and distracted driving/electronic communications device cost starts at $162 for the first violation [California Vehicle Code Section 23123.5(a)].

This is just a reminder to motorists on San Francisco Streets to use caution when travelling as the days get darker quicker and with foul weather approaching.

We all have a shared responsibility.

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