Danville: Police issue 63 traffic-related citations in four hours

Event put on in response to increase in vehicle collisions in downtown area

Spurred by a reported increase in vehicle collisions in the downtown area, the Danville Police Department held a traffic enforcement saturation event on Wednesday and issued a total of 63 citations to unsafe drivers and other traffic-safety violations.

Done in collaboration with the Lafayette Police Department and officers from the California Highway Patrol, participating officers issued these citations in the span of four hours while patrolling through the downtown Danville area, according to police officials.

All together participating officers wrote up 25 citations for speed violations, 18 for cellphone usage, 10 for stop sign/signal violations and 10 for pedestrian and miscellaneous violations.

“In order to avert future potential collisions, officers were on the lookout for distracted driving, insufficient stops, speed and pedestrian right of way,” DPD officers said on a Facebook post recapping the saturation event. “The Danville Police Department encourages residents to be mindful behind the wheel, avoid distractions, and maintain a safe and legal speed.”

DPD officials added that another motivating factor behind the event was to prepare officers and residents for the upcoming holiday season which often brings increased vehicular and pedestrian traffic to the downtown area.

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14 people like this
Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 9, 2019 at 9:25 pm

Excellent! Good job Danville PD!

9 people like this
Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Danville
on Nov 10, 2019 at 7:35 am

That's a lot of violations in a short period of time. I guess the laws don't apply to some. Unbelievable.

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Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 10, 2019 at 10:22 pm

What are you talking about? For once, make sense... Please.

1 person likes this
Posted by Barbara
a resident of Danville
on Nov 11, 2019 at 12:36 pm

@Malcolm Hex, Jennifer (and her alter egos Nick and Bill) does not make sense so please don't hold your breath.

Thanks ToD for working to keep us safe. As a pedestrian I've almost been hit by red light runners several times, downtown as well as other areas, though I always cross only with the crossing sign. It's really annoying, and downright scary. Glad to see some consequences coming to these people!

7 people like this
Posted by Steve
a resident of Diablo
on Nov 11, 2019 at 2:28 pm

I can't speak for Jennifer, but I think she's saying that a lot of citizens broke the law, and they were all cited, which is a good thing. It's a pro law enforcement comment, and eight people agreed with her. She's criticizing people who broke the law, not the police. Malcom Hex is a troll. He picks fights with everyone.

2 people like this
Posted by Steve
a resident of Diablo
on Nov 11, 2019 at 2:45 pm

Also, Malcom Hex and Barbara are illogical, and too stupid to figure out what Jennifer meant. They're also too stupid to realize that there will be more than one person with the same first name on any blog, especially if you have a common first name. There's a hell of a lot of Steve's everywhere, (including this site) and I have enough common sense to "get it."

4 people like this
Posted by Barbara
a resident of Danville
on Nov 11, 2019 at 3:31 pm

Why go after Malcolm? I'm the one that pointed out you are the same person using different names. He's innocent.

BTW, Malcolm has more likes. Jennifer, etc. you better start campaigning to your alter egos so you can catch up.

4 people like this
Posted by Steve
a resident of Diablo
on Nov 11, 2019 at 4:06 pm

Because Malcom constantly trolls everyone who disagrees with him. Not everyone who has the same opinion is the same person. IT'S NOT UNCOMMON FOR SEVERAL PEOPLE TO HAVE THE SAME OPINION ON ANY THREAD. I don't care who people are. But under your illogical analogy, are Barbara and Malcom the same person?

I think Malcom and Jennifer are saying the SAME thing. They're just saying it differently. They're BOTH supporting Danville PD.

And I think Malcom and Barbara need to get a life.

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Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 11, 2019 at 11:42 pm

Hey Steve... Cushing, perhaps? Regardless, man, you need to calm down. Your temperament appears rather... Dare I say, juvenile? Stick with the topic Steve, you might learn something... Uh, I mean Jen, or is it Bill?

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