Twenty Cited During Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Operation

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By the City of Goleta Police

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit issued 20 traffic citations for a variety of violations made by drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians during a safety operation on January 17, 2023. In addition, 12 subjects were issued warnings and one vehicle was towed.

The citations were for various vehicle code violations where bicyclists or pedestrians made unsafe choices and the drivers were issued citations for infractions that were unsafe to bicycles or pedestrians.

The operation took place within the City of Goleta limits during a four-hour operation period. A total of 32 persons were contacted.

“Traffic safety is everyone’s responsibility, especially when we are sharing roadways.” Sergeant Noel Rivas of the Goleta Police Department said. “Our main goal is that everyone gets home to their friends and families.”

Police services for the City of Goleta are provided by the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office.

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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Snorky Jan 23, 2023 06:36 AM
Twenty Cited During Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Operation

It would be interesting to know what the pedestrians actually did as AB 2147 (2023) came into effect Jan 1, as long as it is safe to do, one can jaywalk. I'm oversimplifying the statute, I'm sure, but still, unless you are playing frogger, or crossing street on a red, should be able to cross the street w/out fine.

sacjon Jan 23, 2023 03:09 PM
Twenty Cited During Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Operation

I'd like to see how many cyclists were cited for blowing through stop signs and stop lights and for not riding as close to the right side of the road as possible (riding 2 or more abreast). If the PD wants to make some real money, just post up anywhere along Cathedral Oaks at any time of the day.

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