TYPE OF INCIDENT: Targeted Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation
DATE/TIME: Friday, June 29th from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Crater Lake Hwy @ Biddle Rd Access Ramp, Medford, OR
On Friday, June 29th, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the Medford Police Department will be conducting a “Targeted Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation” at Crater Lake Hwy and the Biddle Rd. Access Ramp. The three hour operation will focus on drivers failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians in the crosswalk.
These operations are to raise pedestrian safety awareness through enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws with the use of a decoy pedestrian operation at targeted locations. Violators will be stopped and cited for failure to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian in a marked or unmarked crosswalk and passing a stopped vehicle at a marked or unmarked crosswalk. The Biddle Rd. Access Ramp at Crater Lake Hwy is a marked crosswalk. Both violations carry a presumptive fine of $265.00. Drivers should be reminded there is a crosswalk at every intersection, regardless if it is marked or unmarked.
Drivers are reminded of the Oregon laws that require a driver must stop and remain stopped if a pedestrian is walking in your lane of traffic or the lane adjacent – remembering this applies on single or multi-lane roadways. 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.
For further information regarding the Targeted Pedestrian Safety Enforcement operation, contact Corporal Tom Venables, Medford Police Department Special Services Section at 774-2094.