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Police cite 26 drivers during crosswalk safety operation

Lake Oswego police issued more than two-dozen citations during a June 28 enforcement effort.

The operation focused on pedestrian safety at B Avenue and First Street downtown. During the four-hour detail, a pedestrian periodically walked through the intersection’s crosswalk to see whether drivers complied with crosswalk and other laws.

Officers issued 26 tickets for the following violations, broken down by number of citations:

Failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk — 13

Using a mobile communication device while driving — 8

Failure to use a seatbelt — 1

Failure to signal a turn — 1

Making an improper turn — 1

Failure to yield to a pedestrian on a sidewalk — 1

Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle — 1

A truck inspection was also conducted during the operation, and the truck was placed out of service because it had bald tires, according to police.

This was the sixth year the Lake Oswego Police Department earned a grant to fund targeted enforcement at city crosswalks. The program aims to raise the awareness of pedestrian safety issues and reduce the number of auto-pedestrian crashes in the city.




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