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THE BERKELEY POLICE DEPARTMENT CONDUCTS TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT IN MEMORY OF ZACHARY CRUZ

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, February 27, 2019) - Motor on a Stop

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the death of Zachary Cruz.  Zachary was only 5 years old when he was struck and killed while crossing the street at the intersection of Warring Street and Derby Streets on February 27th 2009.  The following year, the Berkeley City Council issued a proclamation declaring March as Zachary Cruz Pedestrian Safety Month.

This enforcement, which is funded by a grant provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety, focused on education and enforcement of stop sign, seatbelt, and right of way violations.  Today, the Traffic Bureau conducted traffic enforcement in the area of Warring and Derby Streets—educating numerous drivers about traffic safety and issuing 15 citations.  

Today's efforts, made in his memory are intended to help safeguard our community through education on traffic safety and enforcement.

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