Traffic Safety Education

The Pleasanton Police Department's Traffic Unit offers several educational programs. Programs include:

Bicycle Safety School

  • Bicycle Safety School is a diversion program offered to young bicyclists cited for a vehicle code violation.

Every 15 Minutes

Classroom Education

Neighborhood Speed Reduction

  • The T.E.A.M. (Traffic Education And Monitoring) Program allows residents to monitor traffic speeds in their neighborhood with the use a of a radar gun furnished by the Pleasanton Police Department.
  • Residents who have a speed related complaint in their neighborhood work together to collect the data on alleged speeders.
  • The purpose of the program is to make motorists aware of the speed issues in residential neighborhoods and to encourage safe driving on residential streets.
  • In order to participate in the T.E.A.M. Program at least three residents in a neighborhood must submit an application indicating the street, times of the day and their willingness to spend a minimum of one hour on at least four separate days.
  • This program is authorized to operate during daylight hours only. To become a T.E.A.M. member call (925) 931-KARS.

Radar Trailer

  • This trailer uses a standard radar gun to obtain the speed of vehicles displaying the speed next to a speed limit sign, and captures those speeds and the volume of vehicles in an on board computer.
  • The computer generates surveys from which the traffic unit can determine if the speeds of vehicles in the area are exceedingly high or within the limits of the posted speed.
  • To request the trailer call (925) 931-KARS (5277).

Courtesy Citations

  • This type of citation is used primarily for first time offenders involved in minor traffic infractions.    
  • The program aims to educate motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians about violations that can contribute to traffic collisions and/or injuries.
  • Of the nearly 10,000 citations issued each year, officers write more than twice as many Courtesy Citations to violators.

Along with Pleasanton PD’s traffic education programs, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) are excellent resources.