It was with absolutely zero shock that we read yesterday's article in the Examiner about a police sting aimed at drivers who cruise through the crosswalk when people are trying to cross the street at Taraval and 21st. The sting continues, as
San Francisco police are conducting undercover pedestrian sting operations to cite drivers “blatantly violating the pedestrian right of way.” On Wednesday, officers at Taraval Street and 21st Avenue cited 45 drivers in just two and a half hours from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., according to police.
If you're doing the math, that's a scofflaw every three minutes! The cops say they're playing nice and giving the drivers the benefit of the doubt, which we believe - if they were to really crack down out there, they'd be giving out tickets every ten seconds. Now, if they can only go after the people who try to pass the L on the right when people are getting on and off, we'd really be getting somewhere.Photo from flickr user dannyman, used under a Creative Commons license