INDEPENDENCE — As a part of its ongoing efforts to enhance pedestrian security within the metropolis of Independence, the Independence Police Division will conduct a 4 hour pedestrian security enforcement operation that focuses on motorists who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.
In 2020 in response to the Gov. Kate Brown’s Freeway Security Affiliation, there have been an estimated 6,721 pedestrian fatalities on US roads, up from 6,412 in 2019, a 4.8% improve.
The Independence Police Division is dedicated to stopping these tragic deaths and is main the hassle with proactive enforcement and teaching programs.
The IPD is conducting this public consciousness and enforcement program to teach and encourage members of the group to develop and preserve secure practices whereas driving, strolling, and biking all through the Metropolis of Independence.
Officers from the IPD shall be conducting the enforcement operation at closely traveled crosswalks on Monmouth Road and Gun Membership Highway. A pedestrian concerned within the operation will cross the road whereas uniformed officers monitor the crosswalk for motorists and pedestrians who fail to yield the right-of-way or who take unsafe and unlawful actions. Drivers and pedestrians stopped throughout this security operation shall be issued warnings or citations.
Crosswalk enforcement actions are an efficient approach to talk pedestrian right-of-way legal guidelines to each drivers and pedestrians. The transportation and police departments take enforcement motion in response to group requests and to teach most people on the foundations at marked and unmarked crossings. They’re carried out at random instances all year long.
“This pedestrian security operation is one other instrument our division can make the most of to enhance visitors security and educate motorists,” mentioned IPD Officer Richard Gonzalez. “When approaching a crosswalk the place pedestrians are current, drivers should yield the right-of approach. This operation will function a reminder of this accountability and we count on that voluntary compliance shall be improved consequently. Those that select to disregard the regulation and the message, nevertheless, shall be deterred from future violations by means of enforcement. As is the case with some other visitors regulation, it’s simple to keep away from a ticket by merely yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians who’re in a crosswalk.”