Santa Monica Police Cracking Down on Drivers

An average of seven deadly crashes and more than 1,000 injury crashes take place daily at intersections, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

By Samia Khan and Ted Chen
|  Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014  |  Updated 5:20 AM PDT
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Santa Monica Police Cracking Down on Drivers

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Santa Monica Police are cracking down on drivers who don't make a full stop at stop signs as well as those who blow past red lights, in an effort to reduce crashes.

An average of seven deadly crashes and more than 1,000 injury crashes take place daily at intersections, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"People don’t really stop at stop signs around here," Santa Monica resident John Hundrieser said. "Just around here being a local resident, I think they roll through the stop signs quite a bit."

Tickets range from $190 to $300, according to an NBC4 report.

The last fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash in Santa Monica occurred in October, according to an NBC4 report. That crash was at an intersection that did not have a stop sign or signal.

Santa Monica Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit is making an extra effort to focus on this specific issue during the month of February.

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