A sting targeting dangerous drivers in Pasadena Friday resulted in 158 citations being issued.
Officers assigned to the Pasadena Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a traffic enforcement program from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. at various locations throughout the city looking for dangerous driving behavior, including speeding, running red lights and other violations that lead to traffic crashes, according to Lt. Mark Goodman.
There were 60 citations issued for speeding, two for running a red light and 96 for dangerous driving, such as right of way violations or failing to stop at a stop sign, Goodman said. Two drivers who were cited for dangerous driving also received tickets for driving without a license.
The program focused on locations “suggested to us by (residents),” Goodman said.
“We want to be engaged and address community concerns regarding traffic safety,” Goodman said.
Residents frequently stop to thank officers monitoring problem intersections, Goodman said.
“Just this week, I received a note written by a (resident) thanking us for our efforts at a particular location,” Goodman said. “Please keep the suggestions coming.”
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