Pedestrian safety sting scheduled
The Beaverton Police Department will be conducting a pedestrian safety detail on Thursday, March 16 from of 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and it will be conducted at the intersection of Southwest Broadway Street and Hall Boulevard. This detail will focus on vehicles failing to stop and remain stopped for pedestrians in a crosswalk. Motorists are reminded it's their lane plus 6 feet for the pedestrian, who must clear the lane the driver is turning into. The primary focus of this detail is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. Through the use of a decoy pedestrian, the Beaverton Police Department hopes to raise the awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right-of-way laws.
Pedestrians are also reminded to wear bright colors and pay attention to the traffic flow when preparing to cross the road. Pedestrians are also required to obey any traffic control device that directs the pedestrian's movement. In the Beaverton Police Department's continued effort to provide options other than the standard citation, drivers receiving citations are given the option of taking a crosswalk diversion program hosted by the Beaverton Police Department.