After seeing a rise in pedestrian fatalities last year, the City of Chula Vista is getting ready to launch a new pedestrian safety initiative. According to ABC San Diego News Channel 10, nine pedestrians were killed on Chula Vista streets in 2017. That number went up 125 percent from 2016. Additionally, the first three months of 2018 had three fatal pedestrian collisions, which is a 200 percent increase from the same time period last year.
The new pedestrian safety initiative is called “Stay Safe Chula Vista.” In addition to raising awareness about the issue of pedestrian safety, there will also be enhanced enforcement efforts. The Chula Vista Police Department will be cracking down on drivers and pedestrians who violate traffic laws.