Officers from several different law enforcement agencies cracked down on Soquel Drive this month, writing out 158 citations for various violations.
The effort was part of the BADGES (Before Aggressive Driving Gets Everyone Stopped) program, which is hosted by a different agency each month. May has belonged to CHP, with the help of officers from the Capitola Police Department, Scotts Valley Police Department and Santa Cruz Police Department.
According to CHP Officer Bradley Sadek, Soquel Drive from Aptos to Soquel was given extra attention and tickets including speeding, right-of-way, red light, distracted driving, blocking a "Keep Clear" area, and not wearing seatbelt were given out.
"CHP thanks our allied agencies for assisting us in keeping our roadways safe," Sadek said. "We would like to remind motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to exercise caution and leave extra time for their morning commute, however short or long it may be."
Did you get a ticket on Soquel Drive this month? Did you notice extra enforcement? Tell us in the comments!