BONITA–As part of ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be conducting an enforcement operation that will focus on traffic safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists on roadways adjacent to schools.
The enforcement operation will take place on October 10 near Sunnyside Elementary School in the unincorporated community of Bonita in San Diego County.
The CHP is conducting a public awareness and enforcement program to educate and encourage members of the community to develop and maintain safe practices while driving, walking, and bicycling throughout Bonita. Officers will be on the lookout for right-of-way violations, speeding, failing to obey crossing guards, and other common school zone violations.
These enforcement operations are an effective way to communicate pedestrian right-of-way laws to both drivers and pedestrians. The CHP conducts these enforcement operations in response to community requests and to educate the public on the rules when traveling through a school zone.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.