60 cited in pedestrian safety enforcement operation on El Camino Real

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Sixty citations, 45 involving pedestrian safety violations and 10 for use of a cellphone while driving, were issued during a pedestrian safety operation on El Camino Real in San Carlos and Belmont last Friday, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

The operation involving deputies and Belmont police took place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 1300 and 1400 blocks of El Camino Real, the Sheriff’s Office said.

During the operation, traffic officers made over 80 stops and issues 60 citations, including those already mentioned as well as two citations for seat belt violations and three for miscellaneous violations. One driver was arrested for driving on a suspended license, deputies said.

“This is the first deployment in several planned saturation deployments scheduled to be performed throughout San Mateo County between August and September 2021,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

During Labor Day weekend, heightened patrols will take place throughout the county, with the Sheriff’s Office set to hold DUI checkpoints in San Carlos and Half Moon Bay.