FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE)- Fresno police had been aiming to make the streets safer Friday by launching a pedestrian and bicycle security operation, specializing in excessive site visitors areas.

“Decelerate. Listen,” Sgt. Michael McCray stated.

McCray stated there have been 42 pedestrian collision fatalities up to now this 12 months in comparison with simply 35 all of final 12 months.

Officers are working to curb the pattern by growing patrols particularly on the lookout for violations made by bicyclists, drivers, and pedestrians.

“These guys tonight will, with regards to citations, they’re going to put in writing lots of citations,” McCray stated.

He stated on an evening with an enormous occasion like Boots within the Park, they will simply give out 100 citations. A crew of officers was stationed exterior they usually had been in a position to answer a fender bender in seconds.

McCray stated originally of the 12 months, fatalities had been up about 40 to 50 % over final 12 months, however with these operations they’ve been in a position to convey the numbers all the way down to about 5 %.

“The last word aim is public security. We wish to guarantee that each person who’s out on the roadway or that’s within the roadway will get house safely and will get house to their family members,” he stated.

He stated they’re making an attempt to do these operations about twice a month.