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Jul-31-2014 16:25printcomments

Salem Police Issue 50 Tickets During Crosswalk Safety Campaign

This safety campaign was conducted in partnership with Oregon Impact in order to address pedestrian and crosswalk safety.

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Salem Police issued 50 tickets during crosswalk safety campaign on Wednesday. Salem-News.com File Photo

(SALEM, Ore. ) - The Salem Police Department conducted a four-hour pedestrian crosswalk project on Wednesday on Commercial Street NE at Columbia Street.

This location has a marked, painted crosswalk, police said. Eight officers participated in the project which included an officer dressed in plain clothes who crossed the street in the crosswalk.

During the project 56 motorists were contacted, 50 citations were issued for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, 2 citations were issued for passing a stopped vehicle at a crosswalk, three drivers were cited for Driving With Suspended Licenses, one driver was cited for careless driving, 27 citations were issued for various other offenses, eighteen warnings were issued for various offenses and two vehicles were towed.

This safety campaign was conducted in partnership with Oregon Impact in order to address pedestrian and crosswalk safety through education and enforcement and promotes the partnership between the Salem Police Department and Oregon Impact to keep our streets safe.

Source: Salem Police Department




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Anonymous August 2, 2014 12:33 pm (Pacific time)

"Nobody knows what the pedestrian laws (including law enforcement - there was a study done in Portland" I forgot that portland police agency is just like every other agency in Oregon :p Just dont run a crosswalk or fail to yield to a pedestrian and you won't have to concern yourself :)


anonymous July 31, 2014 11:23 pm (Pacific time)

27 citations were issued for other violations. Wow. You just can't make this kind of stuff up. The constitution (does anyone remember it?) actually says something about unreasonable searches. This, historically, was included because the King (of England) could do pretty much anything he wanted and people had, essentially, no rights. The reason the founders (look it up) codified the new rules that protected individuals from the vagaries of the powerful was because it rally sucked to know that powerful people could confront people who go about their ordinary business without their being a compelling (yes, compelling) reason to do so. Nobody knows what the pedestrian laws (including law enforcement - there was a study done in Portland). Every confrontation that law enforcement made in these so called project is illegal. I hope at least one of the victims fights this outrage so that the abuse can be stopped.

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