Pedestrian safety being stressed during operation

DALLAS -- The Dallas Police Department will conduct its final two pedestrian safety operations of 2009 this month.



DALLAS -- The Dallas Police Department will conduct its final two pedestrian safety operations of 2009 this month.

The next operation will run Friday, Sept. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon at the intersection of Southeast Uglow Avenue and Ash Street.

The final operation is scheduled Friday, Sept. 11, also from 8 a.m. to noon, at the intersection of Southeast LaCreole Drive and Academy Street.

Signs will be posted at the respective intersection the day prior to each event to remind motorists.

Oregon's "stop and stay stopped law" requires motorists to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk -- both marked and unmarked. The motorist must remain stopped until the pedestrian has cleared the lane in which they are traveling (or into which you are turning) and the next lane.

Oregon law also prohibits drivers from passing another vehicle stopped at a crosswalk.

Violation of Oregon's pedestrian laws is a Class B traffic infraction and carries a $242 fine.

For more information: Dallas Police Department, 503-831-3516.



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