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    Bicycle And Pedestrian Safety Operation

    DATE: October 13, 2021

    SUBJECT: Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operation

    LOCATION: City of Oxnard

    CONTACT: Jose Diaz, Senior Traffic Officer (805) 385-7749 | [email protected]

    Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operation Planned for October 14, 2021.

    The Oxnard Police Department will conduct a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation on October 14, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. aimed at keeping people out exercising or enjoying the outdoors safe.

    The Oxnard Police Department recognizes the need to protect the public by looking for violations made by bicyclists, drivers and pedestrians that make roads unsafe.

    These violations include drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, failing to stop for signs and signals or any other traffic violation by bike riders or pedestrians.

    The safety of bicyclists and pedestrians remains a top priority for the Oxnard Police Department.  To keep you and your family safe, the Oxnard Police Department offers the following tips when out biking, driving, or walking:

    PEDESTRIANS

    • Only cross at marked crosswalks or intersections with a stop sign or signal.
    • Look for cars backing up. Avoid going between parked cars.
    • Make eye contact with drivers. Don’t assume they see you.
    • Wear bright clothing during the day and use a flashlight when walking at night.

    DRIVERS

    • Wait for pedestrians to cross the street. Be courteous and patient.
    • Stay off the phone.
    • Follow the speed limit.
    • Look for pedestrians when backing up or turning.

    BICYCLISTS

    • Always wear a helmet. Helmets are required by law for anyone under 18.
    • Bicyclists must travel in the same direction of traffic and have the same requirements as any slow-moving vehicle.

    Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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