Morro Bay Police issued over two dozen citations in a Downtown traffic enforcement checking drivers for various attention-related violations.

In a news release, MBPD said that on Thursday, June 10 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the department’s traffic division “conducted a Traffic Enforcement Detail located in the areas of Morro Bay Boulevard and Kern Avenue, Shasta Avenue and Harbor Street, and Main Street at Surf Street. The enforcement was primarily focused on patrolling for distracted driving, crosswalk, and stop sign violations.”

There were two officers in uniform, one sergeant, a plain clothed undercover officer, and two civilians.

“A total of 3,212 vehicles were observed,” the department release said, “resulting in 45 traffic enforcement stops, 28 citations issued, and 17 warnings.”
The department had a warning for drivers. “The Morro Bay Police Department would like to take a moment to remind the community, of which we serve, to please drive responsibly and distraction free, obey all traffic signs and regulations, and always be on the lookout for pedestrians within or about to enter our city’s crosswalks.”