OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
|INCIDENT:||Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operation|
|DATE/TIME:||February 28, 2017 / 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|PREPARED BY:||Jamie Brown, Traffic Coordinator (805) 385-7749|
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Jamie Brown, Traffic Coordinator (805) 385-7749|
On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., the Oxnard Police Department conducted a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation throughout the city. Officers focused enforcement efforts in areas prone to bicycle/pedestrian fatal and injury collisions such as the Oxnard Boulevard/Saviers Road corridor, south Rose Avenue, and the area of Ventura Road and Second Street. During the operation, officers issued 96 citations related to jaywalking, school crossing guard violations, impeding traffic, riding a bicycle against traffic and on the sidewalk, not wearing a bicycle helmet, and arrested one subject regarding a misdemeanor warrant and a second subject for evading and possession of a controlled substance.
The Oxnard Police Department wants to make everyone aware of the precautions that can be taken to reduce the number and severity of collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists. Pedestrians are reminded to obey regulatory traffic signs and only travel in areas where it is permitted and safe to walk. Bicyclists should follow all traffic laws and wear an appropriate helmet at all times to minimize injuries in the case of a collision or fall. Drivers are reminded to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists as they travel on the roadways and remember to “Share the Road”.
In the past three years, Oxnard has had four people who were killed and 235 people injured in bicycle collisions. Also in the past three years, Oxnard has had ten pedestrians killed and 290 persons injured as a result of collisions involving a vehicle.
The Oxnard Police Department will continue to conduct these types of enforcement operations this year to make our roadways and community safer. These operations are funded by grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Officer Phil Flores and Officer Sergio Figueroa issuing citations to bicyclists on Saviers Road
(Officer Sergio Figueroa) (Officer Phil Flores)