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Pedestrian Safety Operation Planned

DALLAS -- Dallas Police Department will conduct an enforcement operation on Monday, June 2, to raise awareness for pedestrian safety issues and Oregon's pedestrian laws.

DALLAS -- Dallas Police Department will conduct an enforcement operation on Monday, June 2, to raise awareness for pedestrian safety issues and Oregon's pedestrian laws.

The operations will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Southeast LaCreole Drive.

State law requires drivers to stop and remain stopped for pedestrians until they have cleared both the lane in which the motorist is traveling -- or into which they are turning -- and the opposite lane.

Drivers are also prohibited from passing another vehicle stopped at a crosswalk. Failure to comply with those laws are Class B traffic violations, and subject to a $242 fine.

An enforcement operation was conducted on May 16 at the intersection of Main and Oak streets. Twelve motorists were issued citations for traffic violations, 11 for failure to yield to a pedestrian and one for violating a seatbelt law.

Several of the drivers stated they weren't aware they had to stay stopped until pedestrians cleared the adjacent lane of traffic.

For more information: Deputy Tom Simpson at 503-831-3516.

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