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OCPD to conduct pedestrian safety sting

The Oregon City Police Department is conducting a sting on Friday, Sept. 14, designed to increase pedestrian safety.

Police will target people failing to obey the law to stop for pedestrians on Linn Avenue near AV Davis Road in the Hilltop area of Oregon City between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Through the use of a decoy pedestrian, OCPD hopes to raise awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws. Warning signs will be posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety-operation zone.

As a reminder, motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or who are crossing the roadway. Motorists are required to stop at all crosswalks when there is a vehicle already stopped in a lane adjacent to the lane in which they are traveling.

"The members of your Oregon City Police Department are dedicated to enhancing the safety of both the citizens and guests of the city," said Lt. Bill Kler.

Funding for the operation comes through grants from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and the Oregon Department of Transportation.