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Officers Crack down on Soquel Drive Motorists

There has been extra enforcement on Soquel Drive this month.

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!

Polly Schulze May 08, 2013 at 07:06 PM
Thank You to all agencies and officers for paying special attention to creating a safer atmosphere on Soquel. As an Aptos resident who lives right off Soquel, I am witness every day to unsafe drivers who are blatantly disregarding the 35/25mph limits. I hope this kind of presence can occur more frequently. It is GREATLY appreciated!!
Shirley Christmore Stroh May 08, 2013 at 08:06 PM
Thank you, I saw you hiding and a car with a young man driving had passed me doing at least 55 in a 35 mile zone. You didn't even look at him! Oh well, like I have been told, "you can't catch them all!" Just you! LOL. But I will watch for you and my speed!

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