Atherton police officers, with some extra help from the California Highway Patrol, handed out 12 tickets and 10 warnings in two-and-a-half hours on Sept. 4 near the intersection of El Camino Real and Stockbridge Avenue.
Atherton Police Chief Steve McCulley said the additional enforcement, which took place between 9 and 11:30 a.m., was prompted by complaints that drivers were not stopping for pedestrians in the El Camino crosswalk.
McCulley said the minimum fine for not yielding to a pedestrian in a crosswalk is $238. For a driver who passes another vehicle that has stopped for a pedestrian, it's even more: $490.
He also reminded drivers that the speed limit on El Camino is 35 mph, and that it's illegal to use a hand-held cellphone while driving, even to get directions.