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Petaluma Police Department
Wednesday September 13th, 2023 :: 01:57 p.m. PDT


September is Pedestrian Safety Month!

September is Pedestrian Safety Month:
September is Pedestrian Safety Month in California, and the Petaluma Police Department encourages everyone on our roads to care for one another and keep pedestrians safe from crashes and injuries.
Based on data projections from the Governors Highway Safety Association, 7,508 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the U.S. in 2022, the highest number since 1981. In California, pedestrian deaths account for more than 25% of all traffic deaths.
“There’s a lot happening on our roads, and everyone deserves to get to their destination safely,” said Traffic Sergeant Walt Spiller. “Drivers need to be aware of people who are walking. Please slow down and never drive impaired. We all have places to go, so let’s remember that safety is a shared responsibility.”
To promote the safety of people walking, PPD will be conducting traffic safety operations throughout September focused on the most dangerous driver behaviors that put the safety of pedestrians at risk. These violations include speeding, making illegal turns, failing to yield, and running stop signs or signals.

Petaluma Police Department
969 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-778-4372

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