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When will the LOPD hold its next Pedestrian Safety Enforcement event?

VEACHLake Oswego Police will target two busy intersections on Friday, Aug. 12, in the next round of enforcement details aimed at raising awareness of pedestrian safety issues and reducing the number of auto/pedestrian accidents in the city.

This is the eighth year in a row that the LOPD has received an overtime grant to fund the enforcement project. Weather permitting, next week’s locations include:

• B Avenue and Second Street, from 8 a.m.-noon; and

• Jean Road at Schalit Way, from 1-5 p.m.

Here’s how the enforcement detail will work: A cone will be placed in the center of the road or along the edge of the road at 131 feet from the crosswalk. This is the safe stopping distance for a vehicle traveling at 10 miles per hour over the posted 20-mph speed limit. A plainclothes police department employee will step off the sidewalk or curb and enter the crosswalk. Drivers must stop and remain stopped until the pedestrian is out of their lane of travel and the adjacent lane.

Failure to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian (ORS 811.028) is a Class B traffic violation and will result in a citation with a base fine of $260. Passing a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk (ORS 811.020) is also a Class B traffic violation with a base fine of $260.

Police officers in plain clothes will be monitoring and recording violations and notifying marked police chase cars when a violation has occurred.

— Officer Denton Veach

For more information, contact either Officer Denton Veach or Lt. Doug Treat at 503-635-0240.