Targeted Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Results

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Targeted Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Results

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Targeted Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Results

DATE/TIME: Friday, June 29th from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

LOCATION: Crater Lake Hwy. and Biddle Access Ramp, Medford, OR

On Friday, June 29th, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the Medford Police Department

conducted a “Targeted Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation” at Crater Lake Hwy.

and the Biddle Access Ramp. The three hour operation focused on drivers failing to yield

the right of way to pedestrians in the marked 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 $265.

During this operation, the following enforcement action was taken:

· Failure to Stop and Remain Stopped for a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk: 0 citations

· Failure to Stop and Remain Stopped for a Pedestrian in Crosswalk: 8 (Warnings)

· Failure to use seatbelt: 7 citations

· No operator’s license: 2 citations

· Operating a vehicle while using cell phone : 7 citations

· Speeding: 3 citations

· 1 Warrant arrest

· 1 Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine arrest

For further information regarding the Targeted Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation,

contact Corporal T. Venables, Medford Police Department Special Services Section at

541-774-2094.

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