A recent study has ranked Modesto sixth in the state for the number of pedestrian- vehicle accidents. In 2009, for the third year in a row, Modesto ranked first in the number of combined fatality and injury collisions. Modesto police are unsure why Modesto continues to be so dangerous for pedestrians. The local police have conducted a pedestrian sting operation in which, in one hour, they issued21 citations for failure to yield to a pedestrian.
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