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Victorville CHP conducting enforcement operation focused on pedestrian safety

The enforcement operation will take place on September 25, 2018

Mountain View Acres, Calif. – As part of its ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety in Mountain View Acres, the California Highway Patrol (CHP), will be conducting a pedestrian safety enforcement operation that will focus on motorists and pedestrians who fail to yield the right-of-way or who take unsafe and illegal actions.

The enforcement operation will take place on September 25, 2018, in the unincorporated area of Mountain View Acres within San Bernardino County.

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 Mountain View Acres.

CHP officers will conduct enforcement operations at heavily traversed crosswalks 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 the right-of-way.

Appropriate enforcement action will be taken on drivers and pedestrians stopped during this safety operation.

Crosswalk enforcement actions are an effective way to communicate pedestrian right-of-way laws to both drivers and pedestrians. The CHP conducts pedestrian enforcement actions in response to community requests and to educate the public on the rules at marked and unmarked crosswalks.

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

(source: CHP news release)

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