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Traffic enforcement unit cites drivers

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From 6-10 a.m. this morning, Aug. 13, the Roseville Police Department's traffic unit conducted a zZero tolerance traffic enforcement operation, concentrating on Cirby Way near Riverside Avenue. Cirby Way is being widened between Riverside Avenue and Foothills Boulevard, and that section of roadway currently has restricted lanes and a 25 mile per hour construction zone speed limit. Officers issued a total of 130 citations during the operation. About 75 percent of the citations were for unsafe speeds. Most of the violators were traveling at speeds exceeding 40 to 45 miles per hour in the 25-mile zone. The remaining citations were for seatbelt and cell phone violations. The Roseville Police Department conducts zero tolerance traffic enforcement operations regularly, concentrating on major thoroughfares with a high incidence of observed violations and injury collisions. The purpose of the operations is to calm traffic and prevent injury collisions. Funding for Roseville's special traffic enforcement operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.