City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20100908-159
Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Undercover Crosswalk Operation

The Sacramento Police Department will be conducting an undercover crosswalk operation aimed at drivers who do not stop at the white lines for pedestrians in a crosswalk.

On Thursday, September 9, 2010, the Traffic Officers will be conducting crosswalk operations at various locations throughout the city.  The operations consist of a plain- clothed officer crossing the street within a crosswalk.  Motorcycle officers and officers in squad cars will be observing the plain-clothed officer, looking for vehicles failing to yield the right of way.

In 2009, there were 182 reported vehicle accidents involving pedestrians, in the City of Sacramento, of which 168 had injuries and 8 resulted in fatalities.

The goal of these operations is to educate the public and to reduce the number of accidents between vehicles and pedestrians.

Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

The Mission of the Sacramento Police Department is to work in partnership with the Community to
protect life and property, solve neighborhood problems, and enhance the quality of life in our City.