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The Napa Police will be targeting distracted drivers and focusing on stepping up enforcement for bike and pedestrian safety this weekend.

On Friday and Saturday, police will be looking out for drivers using their cell phones and enforcing cellphone and distracted driving laws, police said.

Police will also have “focused enforcement on collision- causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists” on Saturday.

Over the last 10 years, police said the department has mapped out locations in Napa where pedestrian and bicycle collisions have occurred. Extra officers will be stationed at those locations during the enforcement operation.

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“Special attention will be directed toward drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to stop for signs and signals, failing to yield to pedestrians in cross walks or any other dangerous violation,” police said. Pedestrians and bicyclist not obeying laws will also be stopped.


Public Safety Reporter

Maria Sestito is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She covers breaking news as well as crime and courts. Maria came to the Napa Valley Register in 2015 after working at as a reporter and photographer at The Daily News in Jacksonville, NC.