A pedestrian safety enforcement operation in San Carlos on Tuesday, which focused on trouble spots including locations along El Camino Real, netted 79 citations, mostly for failure to yield to pedestrians, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
“Other citations were also issued for cell phone related violations, failing to obey posted signs/markings, unsafe turning movements, illegal U-turns, and mechanical violations,” the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies educated many drivers and pedestrians about safe traffic practices during the detail.
Additional pedestrian enforcement details are being planned for other county areas as sheriff’s officials look to address increased collisions involving motorists and pedestrians.
“Pedestrian fatalities are rising in California as more people are using bikes, scooters, skateboards, and walking as means of transportation,” the sheriff’s office said. “The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office tracked locations where pedestrian involved collisions occurred over the past two years as well as the types of violations that led to those collisions. Sheriff’s Office personnel saturated these areas to address and enforce those collision causing factors.”