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Bike riders, scooter users and pedestrians — and bad drivers — in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach will be targeted for safety enforcement by San Diego Police Sunday.

Increased ticket-writing started at 9 a.m. and was to extend to 5 p.m. in the beach neighborhoods, an officer said.

Police have mapped out locations throughout San Diego where pedestrian- and bicycle-involved collisions have occurred over the last three years, and will focus routine traffic patrols on known “trouble spots,” according to a statement from the department.

Special targeted patrols will also be deployed to crack down on drivers who violate traffic laws, as well as pedestrians, bicyclists and scooter riders who cross the street illegally or fail to yield when traffic has the right-of-way.

San Diego police have investigated thousands of fatal and injury collisions involving bicyclists and pedestrians over the past three years, the statement said.

Officers were conducting the safety operations along Mission Boulevard in Pacific Beach Sunday morning, San Diego Police Officer Mark McCullough said.

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

–City News Service

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