The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit issued 20 traffic citations for a variety of violations made by drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians during a recent safety operation. In addition, 12 people were issued warnings and one vehicle was towed.

The citations were for various vehicle code violations where bicyclists or pedestrians made unsafe choices and the drivers were issued citations for infractions that were unsafe to bicycles or pedestrians.

The four-hour operation took place Jan. 17 within the Goleta city limits. A total of 32 persons were contacted.

“Traffic safety is everyone’s responsibility, especially when we are sharing roadways.” said Sgt. Noel Rivas of the Goleta Police Department. “Our main goal is that everyone gets home to their friends and families.”

Police services for the city of Goleta are provided by the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.