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Nov 26, 2013 8:07 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Santa Barbara Police issue 70 citations during crosswalk patrols

Santa Barbara Police conducted pedestrian crosswalk directed patrols at several locations throughout the city Tuesday.

Police received complaints from Santa Barbara residents saying cars were speeding and not yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks.

Police issued 70 citations as a result of the crosswalk patrols.

They cited 42 people at the intersection of State Street and Calle Palo Colorado, seven people at the corner of De La Vina Street and Arden Road, four people at the corner of De La Vina Street and Calle Laureles, one person at the corner of De La Vina Street and Samarkand Drive, 14 people at the corner of De La Vina Street and Los Olivos Street, and two people at the corner of Milpas Street and Yanonali Street.

67 of the citations were issued to drivers who failed to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, and three citations were issued to drivers who were using cell phones. Three people who were stopped were unlicensed drivers.

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