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Fresno PD Nabs Drivers, Cyclists and Pedestrians in Safety Operation



Fresno Police are citing drivers and others in a bicycle and pedestrian safety operation. (GV Wire file photo)
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The Fresno Police Department cited 40 drivers and 25 bicyclists and pedestrians on Friday during a 10-hour traffic safety operation, the department announced Tuesday.

The drivers were cited for failure to yield to another vehicle at an intersection, unsafe speed, driving a motor vehicle while holding and operating a cellphone, unsafe turning, and failing to stop for a red light. Two drivers also were arrested for driving while under the influence.

Sgt. Diana Trueba-Vega said no information was available about the citations handed out to the bicyclists and pedestrians.

The operation was conducted citywide and was the first of two. The second will be on Saturday.

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

Nancy Price is a multimedia journalist for GV Wire. A longtime reporter and editor who has worked for newspapers in California, Florida, Alaska, Illinois and Kansas, Nancy joined GV Wire in July 2019. She previously worked as an assistant metro editor for 13 years at The Fresno Bee. Nancy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her hobbies include singing with the Fresno Master Chorale and volunteering with Fresno Filmworks. You can reach Nancy at 559-492-4087 or Send an Email