Fresno police have launched a crackdown on traffic violations that endanger bike riders and pedestrians.
The department said its officers will be looking for drivers who speed, fail to stop for turns and signals, make illegal turns and fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
Over the last two years, police have noted several areas around Fresno where traffic violations have lead to accidents with bike riders and pedestrians. More patrols will be added to these areas and officers will be on the lookout for violators, police say.
Cyclists and pedestrians are not off the hook though. The same traffic laws apply to bike riders, and pedestrians not crossing in a crosswalk will be cited as well.
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The police have investigated 50 fatalities and almost 800 collisions involving pedestrians and bike riders over the last three years, from January 2013 to December 2015.