A bicycle and pedestrian safety operation is scheduled for Tuesday | New
LANCASTER – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a bike and foot safety operation from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, aimed at preventing people from safely exercising or enjoying the outdoors.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recognizes the need to protect the public by researching violations by cyclists, drivers and pedestrians that make roads unsafe.
These offenses include speeding drivers, making illegal turns, failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, failing to stop for signs and signals or any other violation of the traffic code. route by cyclists or pedestrians.
“Drivers, slow down and give cyclists and pedestrians equal access to the roads,” Sgt. Says Robert Hill. “To protect you and your family, we want to make sure everyone follows the rules that keep them safe.”
The safety of cyclists and pedestrians remains a priority for the sheriff’s service. In 2020, the ministry investigated 42 fatal and 750 injured crashes involving cyclists and pedestrians.
To ensure the safety of you and your family, the Sheriff’s Department offers the following tips when you are cycling, driving or walking:
• Cross only at crosswalks or intersections marked with a stop sign or signal.
• Look for backing cars. Avoid going from one parked car to another.
• Make eye contact with drivers. Don’t assume they see you.
• Wear bright clothing during the day and use a flashlight when walking at night.
• Wait for pedestrians to cross the street. Be courteous and patient.
• Don’t call.
• No speeding. Speed limits are not suggestions.
• Look for pedestrians when backing up, turning at intersections, or entering / exiting malls.
• Always wear a helmet. Helmets are required by law for anyone under the age of 18.
• Cyclists must travel in the same direction of travel and have the same requirements as any slow vehicle.
Funding for the program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.