SFPD Traffic Safety Enforcement Operations Plan for San Francisco with Office of Traffic Safety Grant

The San Francisco Police Department will conduct Traffic Safety Enforcement Operations on March 13th, 16th, 23rd, 27th, and 31st. The department has identified locations over the past three years where pedestrian and bike collisions have occurred. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling those areas in an effort to prevent deaths and injuries. Special attention will be directed toward so-called “Focus on the Five” violations: speeding motorists, illegal turns, failure to stop for signs and signals, failure to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks or any other dangerous violation.

San Francisco is committed to eliminating traffic deaths on our streets by 2024 as part of Vision Zero SF. Vision Zero SF is our city’s commitment to prioritize safe streets for everyone. 

Bicycle and pedestrian fatalities are rising in California as more people use non-motorized means of transportation. In 2013, California witnessed 701 pedestrians and 141 bicyclists killed, accounting for more than 28 percent of all traffic fatalities.

All riders are reminded to always wear a helmet – those under 18 years of age must wear helmets by law. Pedestrians should cross the street only in marked or unmarked crosswalks at corners. All motorists are reminded to be mindful of others who share the road.

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

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