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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release



Date/Time:    Tuesday, February 18, 2014/11:00 A.M.

Incident:    Crosswalk Enforcement

Location: City of Loma Linda



Summary

The City of Loma Linda is centered on healthcare, education, and government. The City’s residential population is approximately 24,000 and swells to over 60,000 during the day due to the employees, patients, and students of Loma Linda Medical University Medical Center as well as the ever expanding Veteran’s Affairs Hospital. With the influx of this amount of people there comes the concern for public safety. Though expansions have been made to assist with parking near both hospitals a large number of people still walk and ride bicycles to and from the area. This has raised the concern for pedestrian safety while crossing heavily traveled roadways surrounding the hospitals.

 

On February 18, 2014, between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., deputies from the City of Loma Linda, the City of Highland, and the City of Rancho Cucamonga conducted crosswalk violation enforcement. Deputies concentrated their efforts in the areas surrounding Loma Linda University Medical Center, the Veterans Affairs Hospital, and areas of increased vehicle code violations within the city. Deputies conducted over 50 traffic enforcement stops within the four hours and issued 46 traffic citations for various vehicle code violations including 28 crosswalk violations.

 

 

 

 

Refer:            Deputy Robert Hoag

 

Station:          Central Station

 

Phone No.     (909) 387-3545        



John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700



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