Targeted Pedestrian Enforcement

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Targeted Pedestrian Enforcement

Date: August 20th, 2018

Contact: Corporal Tom Venables


“Your Police-Our Community”

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Targeted Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation

DATE/TIME: Monday, August 27th from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

LOCATION: Crater Lake Ave & Minnesota Ave., Medford, OR

On Monday, August 27th, 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
Ave and Minnesota Ave. 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. Crater Lake Ave and Minnesota Ave. 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

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