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Community: Traffic Enforcement Focus on Poor Driving Behaviors



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Wednesday August 29, 2012, 4:45 PM

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Community: Traffic Enforcement Focus on Poor Driving Behaviors
Hi Bel-Air Association,
The Santa Monica Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit will focus on different driving behaviors each month that are primary causation for traffic collisions. In September, motor officers will look for vehicles failing to stop for a red light.
The California Vehicle Code - Section 21453 Laws Applicable to Circular Red or Red Arrow:

21453. (a) A driver facing a steady circular red signal alone shall stop at a marked limit line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped until an indication to proceed is shown, except as provided in subdivision (b).

(b) Except when a sign is in place prohibiting a turn, a driver, after stopping as required by subdivision (a), facing a steady circular red signal, may turn right, or turn left from a one-way street onto a one-way street. A driver making that turn shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to any vehicle that has approached or is approaching so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard to the driver, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to that vehicle until the driver can proceed with reasonable safety.

(c) A driver facing a steady red arrow signal shall not enter the intersection to make the movement indicated by the arrow and, unless entering the intersection to make a movement permitted by another signal, shall stop at a clearly marked limit line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped until an indication permitting movement is shown.

(d) Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian control signal as provided in Section 21456, a pedestrian facing a steady circular red or red arrow signal shall not enter the roadway.

For more information, please contact Sergeant Phillbo Rubish with the Santa Monica Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit at 310-458-8950.
Contact Information:
Richard Lewis, Sergeant
Administrative Services
310-458-8462
richard.lewis@smgov.net
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