Thursday’s Traffic Ticket Rodeo Scores 116

by The Editors on June 24, 2011

012710 -2Yesterday (June 23, 2011) the Carlsbad Police Department was joined by “special detail” officers from San Diego, La Mesa, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, and National City police departments for what they called a “high profile traffic enforcement detail” on the streets of Carlsbadistan.

Approximately 15 locations in Carlsbad were the focus of the traffic enforcement efforts. The locations selected were those where speeding and other traffic violations have been a problem in the past. . . The operation was conducted between 0715 and 1115 hours. Approximately 166 citations were issued for violations including speeding, red lights, and unsafe moving. Additionally, 6 vehicles were towed for unlicensed or suspended driver licenses.

Great work. Maybe next time officers can focus a little attention on drivers who blaze right through pedestrian packed crosswalks on Carlsbad Blvd. For more info, follow the jump.HIGH PROFILE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT DETAIL HELD TO ADDRESS SUMMERTIME TRAFFIC SAFETY CONCERNS

In an effort to address summertime traffic safety issues, officers from numerous agencies throughout San Diego County converged in Carlsbad this morning for a high profile traffic enforcement detail. The special detail included officers from San Diego, La Mesa, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, and National City police departments, as well as San Diego Sheriff’s Department.

“With crowds increasing in beach areas during the summertime and people in a “vacation” frame of mind, traffic safety concerns increase,” said Carlsbad Traffic Sergeant Paul Reyes.

Approximately 15 locations in Carlsbad were the focus of the traffic enforcement efforts. The locations selected were those where speeding and other traffic violations have been a problem in the past.

The operation was conducted between 0715 and 1115 hours. Approximately 166 citations were issued for violations including speeding, red lights, and unsafe moving. Additionally, 6 vehicles were towed for unlicensed or suspended driver licenses.

“Traffic concerns are a high priority of our citizens and a high priority of law enforcement,” said Reyes. “We continue to dedicate our resources to making our streets as safe as possible for our citizens. Today gave us an opportunity to increase those enforcement resources significantly and we hopefully got the message out that driving safely needs to be everyone’s priority.”

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