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Nearly 10 Traffic Violators Were Ticketed Per Hour in Afternoon Sting in Petaluma

Two pedestrian citations and 31 traffic tickets were issued last week during a three-and-a-half hour police operation that focused on pedestrian safety and distracted driving in Petaluma.

The operation used 18 traffic officers and was held Wednesday between 11 a.m and 2:30 p.m. within the city, according to the Petaluma Police Department.  

Assisting Petaluma in the effort were police departments from Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park and the California Highway Patrol as part of the Combined Intensive Traffic Enforcement (C.I.T.E.) program within Sonoma County. 

These operations are aimed at reducing distracted driving, along with pedestrian and bicyclist collisions. 


Zachary Smith April 23, 2014 at 10:28 AM
cha-ching!
Rick Frederikson April 23, 2014 at 11:25 AM
That's right Zack! Instead of preventing more serious crimes like burglary, robbery etc, the cops cite the crime of jaywalking because it generates money.
ed a April 23, 2014 at 11:58 AM
the tale it generates revenue..actually it does not..
Darris April 23, 2014 at 12:24 PM
You could generate the same amount of revenue in 10 minutes with two officers stationed at English and Webster Street nailing all of the people who don't stop at the 4-way stop . . .
TRUST NOT BIG BANKS April 23, 2014 at 03:42 PM
Good! Just too many law-breaking drivers! Tailgaters, speeders & stop sign runners! Do this more often!

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