San Rafael police are rolling out a new campaign aimed at protecting motorists and pedestrians on city streets.
The new program, implemented Monday at Commodore Sloat Elementary School, comes following a rash of vehicle versus pedestrian collisions in San Francisco over the past year, several of which were fatal.
Questions remain on what can be done by city leaders, transit officials and the police department to decrease the number of fatalities on San Francisco streets.
Despite a campaign by San Francisco Police to crack down on speeding drivers and those who fail to yield or other behavioral problems, pedestrians-vehicle collisions in San Francisco are at a 12-year high, according to police data.
San Francisco drivers are being reminded to slow down while driving through the city during this holiday season, a time when more pedestrians take to the streets.
The Coast Guard is looking at ways to avoid contact between large shipping vessels in and around the San Francisco Bay and whales.