Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Be Alert- Pedestrian Safety Operation on May 12 in Southeast Gresham


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: May 9th, 2017 2:41 PM
Gresham, Ore.-- The Gresham Police Department will conduct a pedestrian safety operation on Friday, May 12, at the intersection of SE Stark Street and SE 194th Avenue. The department is hoping to raise pedestrian safety awareness for drivers and pedestrians through a two-pronged approach: education and enforcement of pedestrian right-of-way laws.

The operation will be conducted between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. with warning signs posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone. Pedestrian safety education is vital to keeping our roads safe.

Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or who are already crossing the roadway. Motorists are also required to stop at all crosswalks when there is a vehicle already stopped in a lane next to the lane they are traveling in. Refer to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 811.028, titled Failure to Stop and Remain Stopped for a Pedestrian, for specifics on the law regarding drivers. Refer to ORS Chapter 814 for laws pertaining to pedestrians.

Funding for this pedestrian safety operation is made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact and Oregon's Department of Transportation. Additional operations will be scheduled during the summer and in September as the school year begins.
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