Cops Issue 126 Citations to Drivers for a Range of Idiotic Things

Categories: Bad Drivers

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125 and counting ...
We warned you yesterday that the cops would be out in force along Van Ness, looking for drivers who can't seem to follow the rules of the road.

But it appears that only some of you listened.

According to San Francisco police, the cops issued a total of 126 citations during yesterday's enforcement period during commute hours. Of those, 89 came from SFPD and the CHP issued 37 tickets. And, yes, two of those were issued to pedestrians for disobeying traffic rules.

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The alleged crimes: Using cellphones, texting while driving, plowing through stop signs,, ignoring pedestrian right of ways, running red lights, not wearing seat belts, and, lastly, driving with a suspended license.

Cops saturated Van Ness between Geary Boulevard and Market Street yesterday between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. and again during the evening commute hours. Afterward, they headed over to Folsom and Essex streets to nab more careless drivers.

The enforcement was part of the Vision Zero plan adopted by city officials, which aims to cut pedestrian deaths to zero in the next decade. So far this year, four of the seven pedestrian deaths have occurred along this stretch of Van Ness, says Officer Albie Esparza.

"The SFPD remains committed to ensuring we do our part to provide safe streets for all San Franciscans to use," Esparza says. "And with our law enforcement partner CHP, we hope this enforcement campaign changes drivers behaviors and mitigate collisions or anyone from being severely injured or even killed while on our city streets."

Expect more of this traffic crackdown to come.




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Brian Haarmeyer
Brian Haarmeyer

Impossible goal, they will never get people to stop j-walking.

Luis Centeno
Luis Centeno

Congrats! Very happy that's one of the things I love about USA u get or ticket u learn! ! In most cases u learn :)

Paula Williams
Paula Williams

I could give a thousand tickets per day in the Bay area. All kinds of laws about texting, ad campaigns, etc. How about enforcement?? Mostly stupid young girls.

Chris Barker
Chris Barker

I'm not entirely clear on what was so funny.

Jessica Campbell
Jessica Campbell

Tickets should also be handed out the idiotic bicyclists and pedestrians as well! Everyone is to blame here, I see it all day long and it's still not enforced for bicyclists to STOP at STOP signs for one let alone stop traffic peddling through between cars that are turning. I see people run out in the middle of streets in the FiDi district all hours and no tickets out to them as well! It's no easy for a car with the right of way to come to a complete stop when some idiot has decided to walk across when they are to wait until the walk sign says walk! I mean people seem to be getting stupider as these tech industries invade our city!

Anna  Lee
Anna Lee

Wow! Imagine how many citations they would've given out if they covered all the streets instead of just Van Ness & Folsom.

Brittany Grace
Brittany Grace

hahahaha good thing I found an alternate route....that suxxxx Vanessa Maida

Stephanie Colombo
Stephanie Colombo

Obviously you ^ should be getting a ticket for driving under the influence of jackass.

Lala Bean
Lala Bean

I think that tickets they gave out made sense. If your license is revoked you should not be driving. Texting and driving is something I do not do and is ridiculously careless. Going through a red light.. This is all justifiable. In San Francisco, pedestrians rule that city and that's why most people want to live there.

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aliasetc topcommenter

How many bicycle riders were cited? 128 tickets issued by the entire SFPD & CHP?

The fucking MTA meter nazis do that many on their lunch break! Lip service!

Mathew Ringhofer
Mathew Ringhofer

This is supposed to the most intelligent area in the US....not so when people get behind the wheel...

Brett Rico
Brett Rico

126 isn't even enough for all the idiot drivers out there but better than nothing I suppose

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