A pedestrian safety enforcement operation on Middlefield Road and Dumbarton Avenue on Monday led to 83 citations and three warnings, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
The enforcement operation, which ran from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and also involved members of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, included a plainclothes officer posing as a pedestrian crossing the crosswalk at the intersection. The large majority of citations and warnings issued — 60 — were for vehicles failing to yield to pedestrians at the crosswalk. Thirteen citations were issued for use of cellphone while driving. Four drivers were cited for lacking a valid driver’s license.
The intersection has the unfortunate distinction of being a hotspot for collisions. Since Jan. 1, 2020, Redwood City Area CHP says it has investigated 27 collisions involving pedestrians at that intersection, 19 resulting in injury and three in death.
The operation was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Photo courtesy of CHP