Watch where you're walking Thursday night.
San Diego police have planned a special detail from 7 p.m. to midnight Thursday at various locations around the city to address an increase of pedestrian fatalities in recent years where the pedestrian was at fault. Last month, six pedestrians were killed; in five of the cases, the pedestrian was to blame, according to a San Diego Police Department news release.
"This detail will consist of Traffic officers issuing traffic citations and traffic warnings, as well as providing verbal education on pedestrian violations," the release stated. "The goal of the detail is to raise awareness of the pedestrian public on the dangers associated with violating pedestrian traffic laws and/or distracted walking while interacting with motor vehicles in motion."
In 2012, the San Diego Police Department investigated a total of 20 traffic fatalities involving pedestrians. Eight of the 20 incidents occurred in January and February. In three of the eight instances, investigators determined that the pedestrian was the primary cause of the collision. In 2011, the Department investigated 14 traffic fatalities involving pedestrians. Four of the 14 incidents occurred between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28. The pedestrian was found to be at fault in three of the four instances.
Which pedestrian violations do you see most often in La Jolla? What do you want police to do about it? Tell us in the comments.