Results-Targeted Ped Enforcement

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Results-Targeted Ped Enforcement


Medford Police Department
411 W 8th Street
Medford, OR 97501

Date: May 12, 2017

Contact: Sergeant Don Lane

“Your Police-Our Community”

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Targeted Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Results

DATE/TIME: Friday, May 12th from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

LOCATION: W. Main St./N. Ivy St., Medford, OR

On Friday, May 12th, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the Medford Police Department
conducted a “Targeted Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation” at a marked crosswalk
located at W. Main St. & N. Ivy St. The two hour operation focused on drivers failing to
yield the right of way to pedestrians in the crosswalk. Awareness is raised through
education on pedestrian right of way laws and use of a decoy pedestrian operation within
the city.

Using funding and guidelines from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), the
Medford Police Department is striving to raise awareness through education and
enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws.

In intersections not controlled by electronic traffic control devices, Oregon law requires
that a driver must stop and remain stopped if a pedestrian is walking in your lane of traffic
or the adjacent lane. If a pedestrian is crossing in a crosswalk at a traffic light, then you
must stop if the pedestrian is within your lane or six feet of the adjacent lane. Oregon law
also prohibits passing a stopped vehicle at a marked or unmarked crosswalk at an
intersection, if the vehicle is stopped to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway.
Violations of these laws carry a base fine of $260.

During this operation, the following enforcement action was taken:

· Failure to Stop and Remain Stopped for a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk: 21 citations
· Failure to Carry Proof of Liability Insurance: 2 citations
· Failure to Renew Registration: 2 citations
· Fail to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle: 2 citations
· Pedestrian – Fail to obey a Traffic Control Device : 1 citation
· Bicyclist – Fail to obey a Traffic Control Device: 1 citation
· Various other traffic violations: 4 warnings

For further information regarding the Targeted Pedestrian Enforcement operation,
contact Sergeant Don Lane, Medford Police Department, Special Services Section at 541-

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