The Santa Monica Police Department has announced that during the months of July, August and September, the Traffic Enforcement Section will crack down on motorists who drive at unsafe speeds and fail to stop for posted stop signs in the city.
Lt. Jay Trisler reminds drivers that unsafe speed is one of the leading causes of traffic collisions in the city of Santa Monica.
Police also remind drivers that any vehicle, including bicycles approaching a stop sign must come to a complete stop.
The following vehicle codes are cited:
22350 CVC – Basic Speed Law: No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.
22450(a) CVC – The driver of any vehicle approaching a stop sign at the entrance to, or within, an intersection shall stop at the limit line, if marked, otherwise before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection.
For more information, Sgt. Phillbo Rubish with the Santa Monica Police Department’s Traffic Section at (310) 458-8950, or Trisler at (310) 458-8471.