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Thirty People Cited, One Driver Arrested During Oceanside Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation

Oceanside CA— The Oceanside Police Department issued 30 citations for a variety of violations made by bicyclists, pedestrians and drivers during a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation on September 23, 2020.

The operation took place in the City of Oceanside from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. A total of 37 people was contacted during the operation.

One bicyclist was cited for CVC 22450(a) failing to stop at a stop sign. In addition, two pedestrians were cited for CVC 21955, Jaywalking and six others were given a warning for various violations. Twenty-Seven drivers were cited for violations including CVC 22350, unsafe speed, CVC 22107 unsafe turning movement, and CVC 12500(a) driving without a license. One driver was arrested on a felony warrant.

“We are in an unprecedent time, but even during a pandemic, the safety of road users remains a top priority,” Oceanside Police Sergeant Rick Davis said. “We hope this operation serves as a reminder to everyone to practice safe biking, driving and walking behaviors when they are out.”

Due to COVID-19, we ask the public to follow direction from public health officials and practice physical distancing when feasible by staying at least six feed away from others.

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

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