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Salem Police Issue 50 Tickets During Crosswalk Safety CampaignSalem-News.com Staff
This safety campaign was conducted in partnership with Oregon Impact in order to address pedestrian and crosswalk safety.
(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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