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
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