DATE: November 19, 2020
SUBJECT: Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operations
LOCATION: City of Oxnard
CONTACT: Jose Diaz, Senior Traffic Officer
(805) 385-7749 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operations Planned for November 21, 2020 and November 22, 2020.
The Oxnard Police Department will conduct two bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operations on November 21, 2020, and November 22, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. aimed at keeping people who need to go out to exercise or run essential errands safe.
While the COVID-19 pandemic is requiring residents to stay home as much as possible, the Oxnard Police Department recognizes the need to protect the public by looking for violations made by bicyclists, drivers, and pedestrians that make roads unsafe.
These violations include drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, failing to stop for signs and signals, or any other traffic violation. Officers will also look for pedestrians who cross the street illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right of way. Bike riders will be stopped when riding on the wrong side of the road, not complying with stop signs and signals, or other violations of the same traffic laws that apply to them as drivers.
The safety of bicyclists and pedestrians remains a top priority for the Oxnard Police Department. To keep you and your family safe, the Oxnard Police Department offers the following tips when out biking, driving, or walking:
Everyone who is out is reminded to practice physical distancing measures, when feasible, staying at least six feet away from others.
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.