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Northern Station Leads Rise in SFPD “Focus on the Five” Citations

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SFPD traffic citations issued for “Focus on the Five” have hit an all-time high of 32 percent, as the SF Examiner reported earlier this week. The rate of tickets issued for the five most dangerous driving violations in this year’s second quarter was up 34 percent compared to the same quarter last year, according to stats presented by SFPD Traffic Company Commander […]

Study: SF’s Severe Traffic Injuries Have Been Heavily Underestimated

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The number of severe traffic injuries inflicted on San Francisco’s streets has been grossly underestimated, according to hospital researchers. In one year, more than 60 percent of San Francisco’s severe traffic injuries were not identified in SFPD reports — until now, the city’s sole source of injury data — according to a new study [PDF] by researchers at the SF […]

SFBC, 3 Supervisors Say Law Should Let Cyclists Treat Stops as “Yield” Signs

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The SF Bicycle Coalition announced its “unfettered support” today for a “Bike Yield Law” that would enable cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs and cautiously roll through when there is no cross-traffic. Until now, the SFBC has had no official position on the stop sign law, focusing instead on the message that police enforcement of bicycle riders who […]

Avalos Proposes Ordinance Urging SFPD to Let Cyclists Yield at Stop Signs

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Supervisor John Avalos plans to introduce a policy urging the SFPD to let people on bikes treat stop signs as yield signs. It could legitimize the safe, practical maneuver already practiced by the vast majority of people on bikes, which is legal in Idaho. While SF can’t supersede the state’s flawed stop sign law, Avalos’ ordinance would set a “San Francisco […]