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Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Participates in Operation Safe Passage

Week-long effort targets speeding, jaywalking and cyclists without helmets, other vehicle code violations around local schools.

The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department and other Santa Clara County law enforcement agencies are participating this week in Operation Safe Passage, aimed at making school zones safer for children and the adults who accompany them.

Patrol officers will be educating the community Sept. 17-21 about traffic safety and making sure all vehicle code rules are strictly enforced, according to a press release issued by the LGMSPD.

Enforcement teams will be concentrating on speeding, jaywalking, cyclists without helmets, improper car seat usage and other traffic violations around schools, according to the release.

Officers will also be giving out rewards to kids who properly use their helmets while riding bicycles, scooters, and skateboards.

The LGMSPD has had a long running helmet education program that consists of giving incentive coupons to youth who properly wear their protective headgear.

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Poot September 19, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Generally speaking, police concentrate far to much on drivers and not enough on bicyclists, some of whom shouldn't even be allowed to ride a bike. When a cop pulls someone over on a bike with no ID, the bike should be confiscated until one is produced. Oh, and those signs on the side of the road that say SHARE THE ROAD aren't just for drivers. Just because the car always wins in a collision with a bike doesn't mean the bicyclist was right. Dead or crippled is forever.
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz September 19, 2012 at 08:32 PM
I agree. The whole Picture needs to be investigated....

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