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PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE PRESS RELEASE

October 16, 2009
09-109


Subject: San Francisco Police Department Launches Year-long Pedestrian Safety Program

Within the next thirty days the San Francisco Police Department will launch a year-long Comprehensive Pedestrian Safety Program funded by the Office of Traffic Safety. Members of the Traffic Company will be focusing their enforcement efforts on the five leading causes of pedestrian collisions:

  • Motorists violating pedestrian right-of-way.
  • Violations by pedestrians.
  • Vehicles violating the posted speed limits.
  • Right turn violations at intersections.
  • Red light violations.

Special emphasis will include pedestrian safety awareness presentations to senior citizen groups in an effort to enhance their safety awareness and reduce hazardous behaviors.

This program will complement current pedestrian safety efforts conducted throughout the San Francisco Police Department. These efforts include educational programs, normal patrol enforcement, and focused enforcement operations.

Statistics:

2009 13 pedestrian fatalities. Out of the 13 fatalities, primary collision factors were violations of pedestrian right-of-way (4) and violations on the part of the pedestrian (4).
2008 13 pedestrian fatalities. Out of the 13 fatalities, primary collision factors were violations of pedestrian right-of-way (5) and violations on the part of the pedestrian (5).
2007 24 pedestrian fatalities. Out of the 24 fatalities, primary collision factors were violations of pedestrian right-of-way (7) and violations on the part of the pedestrian (7).
2006 16 pedestrian fatalities. Out of the 16 fatalities, primary collision factors were violations of pedestrian right of way (5) and violations on the part of the pedestrian (6).
2005 14 pedestrian fatalities. Out of the 14 fatalities, primary collision factors were violations of pedestrian right-of- way (5) and violations on the part of the pedestrian (6).
2004 20 pedestrian fatalities. Out of the 20 fatalities, primary collision factors were violations of pedestrian right-of-way (9) and violations on the part of the pedestrian (4).

For more information, please contact:

Public Affairs Office
553-1651

 


 

850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103
Tel (415) 553-1651 / Fax (415) 553-9229
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Last updated: 11/4/2009 1:54:53 PM