Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operation

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On Monday, August 22, 2016 between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., the Oxnard Police Department will be deploying officers throughout the city limits to conduct bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement.
The Oxnard Police Department wants to make everyone aware of precautions that can be taken to reduce the number and severity of collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists.  Pedestrians are reminded to obey regulatory traffic signs and only travel in areas where it is permitted and safe to walk. Bicyclists should follow all traffic laws and wear an appropriate helmet at all times to minimize injuries in the case of a collision or fall. Drivers are also reminded to share the road and watch out for pedestrians and bicyclists as they travel on our roadways.  Extra caution should be used near schools and crosswalks. California law requires drivers to maintain a distance of three feet when passing bicyclists.  If a driver is unable to give a bicyclist three feet, due to traffic or road conditions (including the weather and width of the highway), the driver must slow to a reasonable speed and pass when it would not endanger the bicyclist. Funding for this operation is provided to the Oxnard Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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