Huge SFPD Traffic Enforcement Action on Geary Boulevard in the Richmond District Today

Did you catch “Operation Safe Corridor” today on busy, busy Geary Boulevard today? It seems Richmond Station Captain Richard Corriea and the San Francisco Police Department really, really want you to obey speed limits, stop at stop signs, and yield to pedestrians. Why’s that? Well, four pedestrian deaths in the Richmond District last year might have something to do with it.

Today’s effort isn’t a secret or anything. If you didn’t catch yesterday’s announcement in the Richmond Forum, then witessing three motorists pulled over at the same time by three SFPD vehicles within a block of each other might clue you in.

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This looks to be the biggest enforcement action ever. How many moving violations will get handed out today?

Richmond Station ADVISORY, Captain Richard Corriea

On Saturday, February 28, 2009, between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm, officers from Richmond station will be participating “Operation Safe Corridor”, a Richmond Station traffic enforcement program.

As part of this operation the officers will be focusing traffic enforcement efforts on motorists violating pedestrian right-of-way laws at the following locations:

§ Geary Boulevard and Blake Street

§ Geary Boulevard and 15th Avenue

§ Geary Boulevard and 22nd Avenue

Officers will also focus their enforcement efforts at the following locations:

§ Lake Street between Park Presidio and Arguello (Stop Signs)

§ Park Presidio between Fulton and Lake (Speed)

Our overall goal is to reduce the number of traffic related injures in the Richmond District. In 2008 there were 300 such injuries and four fatalities. In the last seven days we have received 4 reports injury traffic collisions and 16 reports of non-injury collisions. 

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