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06/03/08 08-040

06/03/08 08-040

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE

June 03, 2008
08-040


Subject:

San Francisco Police Department to Target 19th Avenue Corridor In Traffic Enforcement Operation June 4

The San Francisco Police Department will join in a multi-agency press conference on Wednesday, June 4, at 19th Avenue and Moraga Street at 6:30 A.M. The press conference will announce the launching a year-long aggressive traffic enforcement campaign along the 19th Avenue-Highway 1 corridor.

Included among the agencies are the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and Cal Trans. State Senator Leland Yee will be in attendance.

The speed limit on 19th Avenue has recently been reduced from 35 MPH to 30 MPH. The enforcement campaign will coincide with the speed limit reduction and will be directed at motorists who exceed the posted limit, who do not stop at red lights, and who fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians.

In 2007, there were five pedestrian fatalities on the Highway 1 Corridor, including three in the immediate vicinity of the location of Wednesday's press conference.

Traffic Company Officers will be utilizing and demonstrating a hand-held portable laser speed monitoring device commonly referred to as Lidar.

For more information, please contact:

Sergeant Bob Guinan

Traffic Division

415-850-5726


850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103
Tel (415) 553-1651 / Fax (415) 553-9229
email:
sfpd.online@sfgov.org

Last updated: 9/14/2009 11:34:02 AM