Operation Safe Streets
“The San Francisco Police Department is committed to improving traffic safety by reducing fatal and injury traffic collisions through enforcement and education.” Mission Statement for Traffic Safety
The Mission district of San Francisco is known for its amazing food, historic sites, and great weather. The many great attractions of the Mission often lead to heavy amounts of pedestrian and bicycle traffic, and unfortunately, an increase in foot traffic can also result in an increase in traffic accidents. In January 2014, there were twenty-seven reported traffic injury-related accidents in the Mission district alone. The reported traffic accidents range from vehicle vs. vehicle, vehicle vs. pedestrian, and vehicle vs. bicycle.
The officers at Mission Police Station work hard to regulate traffic related offenses by issuing citations for violations in high impact areas. In addition, officers regularly conduct routine safety related operations to ensure the safety of our citizens. An ongoing issue our district is facing is the pedestrian right of way violation – 21950(a) CVC. Pedestrian right of way violations are the primary collision factor on many of our busy streets. In a recent operation, Mission Station officers issued 22 citations to motorists for failing to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.
It is important to remember that once a pedestrian enters a crosswalk, walks within any marked crosswalk, or walks within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, a vehicle shall YIELD. Other important traffic violations include, but are not limited to…
22450 CVC- Stop Sign
21456 CVC- Don’t walk, pedestrian walking against red light
21453(a) CVC- Red light violation
23123(a) CVC- Using a cell phone/texting
22350 CVC – Speeding
Please help us keep our streets safe for everyone.
Captain Bob Moser