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    Traffic Enforcement Unit to Focus on Unsafe Speed and Stop Sign Violations

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    July 19, 2013
    Contact: Richard Lewis, Lieutenant
    Phone: 310.458.8462
    e-mail: richard.lewis@smgov.net

    During the months of July, August and September, the Santa Monica Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Unit will focus on motorists who drive at safe speeds and fail to stop for posted stop signs. 

    Lieutenant Jay Trisler wants to remind drivers that unsafe speed is one of the leading causes of traffic collisions in the City of Santa Monica.  Also the driver of any vehicle, including bicycles approaching a stop sign must come to a complete stop, wheels cease forward movement.

    WHAT CONSTITUTES A VIOLATION?

    • 22350 CVC  - Basic Speed Law: No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.
    • 22450(a) CVC - The driver of any vehicle approaching a stop sign at the entrance to, or within, an intersection shall stop at the limit line, if marked, otherwise before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection.

    For more information, please contact Sergeant Phillbo Rubish with the Santa Monica Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Unit at (310) 458-8950, or Lieutenant Jay Trisler at (310) 458-8471.

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