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CHP to conduct pedestrian safety operation on Middlefield Road

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California Highway Patrol (CHP) is set to conduct a pedestrian safety enforcement operation Monday, July 20 on Middlefield Road and Dumbarton Ave. in unincorporated Redwood City.

Plainclothes officers will be crossing the street during the operation while uniformed officers monitor the crosswalk for motorists and pedestrians who fail to yield right-of-way, according to the CHP.

It’s the latest CHP enforcement targeting heavily trafficked crosswalks in an effort to prevent traffic collisions. In July last year, a similar operation on Middlefield Road resulted in 34 citations.

“Since January 1, 2019, Redwood City Area CHP has investigated 23 collisions involving pedestrians including 21 traffic collisions resulting in injury and 1 fatal traffic collision,” according to the CHP.  “The CHP is committed to preventing these tragic deaths and is leading the effort with proactive enforcement and education programs.”

The program is funded by a California Office of Traffic Safety grant through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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