Bay Area police assist MVPD with traffic crackdown

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Katie Nelson/Special to the Town Crier
Officers from South Bay law enforcement agencies participating in an Allied Traffic Enforcement Wednesday in Mountain View attend a debriefing.

Allied police enforcement will continue in Mountain View today (Jan. 29) as law enforcement agencies from across the South Bay help Mountain View Police keep the local roads safe for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. 

The operation was concentrated around Mountain View schools this morning, and officers also monitored Shoreline Boulevard, the intersection of El Camino Real and Grant Road and the Stevens Creek Trail, where some people have complained about speeding cyclists, said Katie Nelson, Mountain View police spokeswoman. Patrols will redeploy to area schools in the afternoon in time for the dismissal rush.

Around schools, officers are focused on ensuring parents and guardians park safely, drop off and pick-up their charges appropriately and ensure children on bikes wear helmets, according to a MVPD press release. In general, officers are also monitoring speeding and cell phone use while driving.

Allied Enforcement is a region-wide effort to encourage safe driving practices. The jurisdiction where the operation takes place rotates every month. Participating agencies today include the Los Altos, Milpitas, Gilroy, Santa Clara and Morgan Hill police departments.

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