Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station handed out 34 citations for traffic violations Wednesday, officials said.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s motor deputies were watching for “red light runners” during morning commute hours on Wednesday. Deputies deployed to major intersections during the special enforcement to observe drivers for unsafe driving, said Shirley Miller, spokesperson for the station.
At the end of the operation, thirteen drivers were cited for running a red light, eleven drivers were cited for cell phone use and seven drivers were cited for unsafe speed.
Two drivers were cited for illegal u-turns and 1 driver was cited for not yielding to a pedestrian in the crosswalk, according to Miller.
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