San Diego sees increase in pedestrian and bicyclist injuries

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Traffic tickets were issued to a number of people who violated bicycle and pedestrian rules Monday, police said. It’s part of a safety enforcement operation to educate people on traffic safety laws.

The number of collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists continues to climb.

In 2016, nearly a 1,000 bicyclists and pedestrians were killed California roads. Pedestrian fatalities are up 33 percent and bicyclist fatalities are up nearly 25 percent over the past five years. In just the past three days, two pedestrians were killed in San Diego, including a 62-year-old woman crossing in a wheel chair in Valencia Park.

The San Diego Police Department conducted a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation Monday. Officers focused on enforcing safety laws involving motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians in MidCity. They looked for drivers who speed, make illegal turns, fail to stop for signs and signals, fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks or any other violations.

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