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CHP to conduct pedestrian safety enforcement operation Friday

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Posted at 1:16 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 16:16:28-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol will be conducting a pedestrian safety enforcement operation that will focus on motorists and pedestrians who fail to yield the right-of-way or who take unsafe and illegal actions Friday.

The enforcement operation will take in East Bakersfield and Oildale.

The CHP is conducting this public awareness and enforcement program to educate and encourage members of the community to develop and maintain safe practices while driving, walking, and bicycling throughout Kern County.

CHP officers will conduct enforcement operations at heavily traveled crosswalks identified as having a high number of pedestrian fatalities and injuries.

Officers dressed in plain clothes will be crossing the street while uniformed officers monitor the crosswalk for motorists and pedestrians who fail to yield right-of-way. Drivers and pedestrians stopped during this safety operation may be issued warnings or citations.