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CHP Focusing on Pedestrian Safety with September 23rd Operation in Chester

As part of its ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety in Lassen and Plumas Counties, the California Highway Patrol will be conducting a pedestrian safety enforcement operation that will focus on motorists and pedestrians who fail to yield the right-of-way or who take unsafe and illegal actions.

The enforcement operation will take place on September 23rd, on Main Street in Chester.

“Regrettably, every year pedestrians are seriously injured and killed as a result of being involved in traffic collisions,” explains CHP Public Information Officer Kristen Wilburn. “The CHP is committed to preventing these tragic deaths and is leading the effort with proactive enforcement and education programs.”

The CHP is conducting this public awareness and enforcement program to educate and encourage members of the community to develop and maintain safe practices while driving, walking, and bicycling throughout Lassen and Plumas Counties.

CHP officers will conduct enforcement operations at heavily traveled crosswalks identified as having an increased potential for injury or a high number of pedestrian fatalities and injuries.

Drivers and pedestrians stopped during this safety operation may be issued warnings or citations. Crosswalk enforcement actions are an effective way to communicate pedestrian right-of-way laws to both drivers and pedestrians. The CHP conducts pedestrian enforcement actions in response to community requests and to educate the public on the rules at marked and unmarked crossings.

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

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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