Police plan another crosswalk visit

Medford police will step out to enforce crosswalk safety at the intersection of Poplar and Progress drives on Monday.

Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday, officers will have a pedestrian cross the street while officers target drivers who fail to stop or who pass a vehicle stopped for a pedestrian. Drivers who violate the law face a citation that carries a $242 bail.

The exercise is the latest in a string of operations funded by the Oregon Department of Transportation with grants to local police departments.

The two-hour operation focuses on educating drivers to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, officers said.

Drivers are reminded that a crosswalk is included in every intersection, whether or not it is marked with pavement striping. Drivers also must remain stopped while a pedestrian is in their lane or the adjacent lane.

— Anita Burke

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