CHP Stockton Area Conducting a Pedestrian Decoy Enforcement Operation

Lockeford Calif. – Whether walking, bicycling or operating a motor vehicle, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants the public to be safe on the roadways. 

The CHP Stockton Area will conduct an enforcement operation to enforce California’s right of way laws for pedestrians in a crosswalk.  The focus of the decoy operation is to remind motorists the importance of yielding to pedestrians in the crosswalk. In the last few months we have seen an increase of pedestrians and bicyclists killed in our region. Through enforcement and education we hope the decoy operation will help save lives in the future.

Statewide, in 2011, CHP data indicates pedestrians accounted for roughly 23 percent of the 2,835 people killed in collisions statewide; bicyclists were representative of another 4 percent of that same population.  Statistics also show, that same year, another 12,691 pedestrians were injured in collisions, in addition to 13,606 bicyclists.

WHO: CHP Motor Officers and CHP Officers in plain clothes utilizing the crosswalk. 

WHEN: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., May 30, 2014

WHERE: CHP Stockton Area (Hwy 88 in Lockeford, CA)

VISUAL: CHP Motor Officers conducting enforcement stops on vehicles not yielding to pedestrians and bicyclist in the crosswalk.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Public Information Officer James Smith, at (209) 943-8600.