CHP Conducting Enhanced Enforcement Operation Focused on School Zone Safety in Del Norte County
This is a press release from the California Highway Patrol:
Crescent City, Calif. – As part of ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety in Del Norte County, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be conducting an enforcement operation that will focus on traffic safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists on roadways adjacent to schools. The enforcement operation will take place between September 4th-7th at Del Norte High School, Redwood Elementary School and Mary Peacock within Del Norte County.
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 Del Norte County.
CHP officers will conduct enforcement operations within school zones identified as having a high number of pedestrian fatalities and injuries. Officers will be on the lookout for right-of-way violations, speeding, failing to obey crossing guards, and other common school zone violations.
These enforcement operations are an effective way to communicate pedestrian right-of-way laws to both drivers and pedestrians. The CHP conducts these enforcement operations in response to community requests and to educate the public on the rules when traveling through a school zone.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.