Walk to Work Day in San Francisco
Today is walk to work day in San Francisco, sponsored and promoted by “Walk SF.” I had the opportunity to greet members of the community at the kick off point this morning at 655 Clay Street. Supervisor Peskin, his Aide Sunny Angelo and I walked from Chinatown to City Hall. It was a great walk to promote walking and pedestrian safety.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
In the United States in 2014, thousands were killed or injured in motor vehicle collisions involving distracted driving. Texting, using a cell phone, eating or drinking, reading, using a GPS while driving can cause a distraction.
The San Francisco Police Department along with our Traffic Safety Partners, such as the California Highway Patrol, are participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator’s 2016 National Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign.
As a reminder, the use of a hand held telephone device while driving is prohibited by the California Vehicle Code. A single violation for this offense in San Francisco is $162. No text message or Facebook post is worth injuring another person so please keep this in mind and drive safely!
Back to Work
After being away for 6 days, I am grateful for the work of Lt. Molly Pengel who filled in as the Acting Captain, and for the work performed by the Central Station Officers. This afternoon, I am catching up on everything, returning emails and phone calls, and reading 6 days of police reports.
Mercy High School
Just before Valentine’s Day, students of Ms. Cindy Ouares’ class sent dozens of Valentine’s Day cards to Central Station showing their appreciation for the work Officers do on a daily basis.
Tomorrow I will visit with the students, thank them for their acknowledgement and discuss with them the role of a San Francisco Police Officer.
Have a great weekend!
Captain David Lazar