During the month of February Santa Monica Police officers will be paying close attention to people who fail to stop for stop signs and red lights. This includes bicyclists.

It’s part of the SMPD’s effort to crack down on behaviors that are the primary causes for traffic collisions, Sgt. Jay Moroso said in a news release issued Thursday.

What constitutes a violation? When a driver or cyclist approaches a stop sign or stop light, they are required to stop at the limit line, if marked, or before entering a crosswalk on the near side of the intersection. If there is no limit line or crosswalk, stop at the entrance to the intersection of the roadway.

At a railroad crossing, stop at the limit line, if marked, or before crossing the first track or entrance to the railroad grade crossing.

For more information on the enforcement action, call the SMPD’s Traffic Enforcement Section at (310) 458-8950.

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