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Police ticket 30 drivers for bike, pedestrian violations in downtown Santa Rosa

If you were among those drivers ticketed in downtown Santa Rosa on Thursday for violating pedestrian or bicycle rights-of-way or related offenses, you weren’t alone.?Law enforcement officers issued 30 such citations, as well as 23 others, over the course of a four-hour operation designed to improve bike and pedestrian safety, Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Mike Numainville said.

The special operation involved 13 officers from Santa Rosa, Windsor and Petaluma police departments, as well as the CHP.

Offenses included right-of-way violations, as well as illegal use of cell phones, failure to yield and failure to use safety belts, police said.

You can reach Staff Writer Mary Callahan at 521-5249 or mary.callahan@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @MaryCallahanB.

Mary Callahan

Environment and Climate Change, The Press Democrat

I am in awe of the breathtaking nature here in Sonoma County and am so grateful to live in this spectacular region we call home. I am amazed, too, by the expertise in our community and by the commitment to protecting the land, its waterways, its wildlife and its residents. My goal is to improve understanding of the issues, to find hope and to help all of us navigate the future of our environment. 

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