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70 Drivers Stopped, 60 Cited During Pedestrian Safety Enforcement
Pedestrian safety is a top concern among Hillsboro residents.
This week, the Hillsboro Police Department teamed up with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a pedestrian safety enforcement operation to raise awareness of crosswalk safety for drivers and pedestrians.
Officers conducted 70 traffic stops during the enforcement, resulting in 60 citations issued for drivers who failed to stop for pedestrians.
Oregon traffic laws require motorists to stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross or crossing the roadway, as well as at all crosswalks when a vehicle is stopped in an adjacent lane.
Drivers should give pedestrians space and slow down. It is the pedestrian’s responsibility to stop, look, and listen while at a crosswalk.
Pedestrian fatalities accounted for 16% of all Oregon fatal crashes in 2017. Pedestrian injury is a leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children.
The traffic enforcement operation was grant-funded by Oregon Impact and the Oregon Department of Transportation.