Dana Point Bike and Pedestrian Enforcement Friday May 22 2020

California Public Safety Courtesy of Go Safely California

Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) Bike and Pedestrian enforcement operation planned for Dana Point on Friday May 22 2020. The OCSD will take part in a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation aimed at educating bicyclists, drivers and pedestrians on traffic laws, rules and responsibilities.

OCSD will be looking at Bicyclists Violations and Drivers and Pedestrians that put Roadway Users at Risk.

Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Violations Include

Drivers Speeding
Drivers Making Illegal Turns
Drivers Failing to Yield to Pedestrians in Crosswalks
Drivers Failing to Stop for Signs and Signals
Drivers engaging in any other Dangerous Violation

Pedestrians who Cross the Street Illegally
Pedestrians who 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
Bike Riders will be Stopped when Not complying with Stop Signs and Signals
Bike Riders will be Stoped for other Violation of the same Traffic Laws that Apply to them as Drivers
Bike Riders Should Always Wear a Helmet
Helmets are Required by Law for those under 18
Bicyclists Must Travel in the Same Direction of Traffic
Bicyclists Have the Same Requirements as any Slow Moving Vehicle

Community Reminders for Public Safety

Pedestrians Walking Should only Cross the Street Using Crosswalks or Intersections
Preferably with a Stop Sign or Signal

Pedestrians Should Be Aware of Their Surroundings

People on Foot should also look for Cars Backing Up
People on Foot should Avoid Darting Between Parked Cars
People on Foot should make Eye Contact with Drivers
People on Foot should Wear Bright Clothing During the Day
People on Foot should be Reflective Materials at Night
People on Foot Should Use a Flashlight at Night

Drivers Should Be Aware of Their Surroundings

Drivers should Wait for Pedestrians to Cross the Street
Drivers should Avoid Distractions like using a Cell Phone
Drivers should be Courteous and Patient

For more information please visit: OCSD

The Sheriff’s Department supports the new OTS public awareness campaign, “Go Safely, California.”
To find out more about ways to go safely, visit Go Safely California

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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