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Oregon City Police Department Stats from Pedestrian Safety Operation - 06/17/15
Oregon City, Oregon (June 17, 2015, 10:00 am): The Oregon City Police Department conducted the second of three pedestrian safety enforcement operations of 2015, which are funded by Oregon Impact.

The primary focus of this operation was to educate drivers and help raise awareness of the pedestrian right away laws. The Oregon City Police Department used a pedestrian decoy, while another police officer observed traffic violations occurring and radioed awaiting uniform officers to make the stop. The officers issued citations or warnings to help educate the violators. The overwhelming majority of drivers stopped for the pedestrian decoy, which was good to see.

The safety operation occurred on June 15, 2015 at the intersection of Washington St x 12th between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. The operation resulted in 25 drivers being stopped. The violations included 5 citations issued for fail to stop or remained stopped for a pedestrian, 5 for driving while using a mobile communication device, 3 for no insurance, 2 for failing to obey a traffic control device, 1 for failing to use a safety belt, and 4 other registration violations. 11 warnings were given including 3 for fail to stop or remained stop for a pedestrian.

This intersection was specifically selected for the pedestrian safety operation due to heavy foot traffic, heavy motor vehicle traffic and this intersection was the location of a Fatality auto/pedestrian crash in 2014.

The next pedestrian safety operation will take place later this year. The exact date, time and location will be announced at a later date.
Oregon City Police Continues Pedestrian Safety Crackdown - 06/09/15
Oregon City, Oregon (June 9, 2015, 2:15 pm): The Oregon City Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on Monday, June 15th, 2015. This operation will be held on Washington St. at 12th St. in Oregon City, OR between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

The primary focus of this operation is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. Through the use of a decoy pedestrian, who will be a police officer, the Oregon City Police Department hopes to raise awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of the pedestrian right away laws. Warning signs will be posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone.

As a reminder, motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or are crossing the roadway. Motorists are required to stop at all crosswalks when there is a vehicle already stopped in a lane adjacent to the lane they are traveling in.

The members of the Oregon City Police Department are dedicated to enhancing the safety of both citizens and guests of the city. Funding for the pedestrian safety operation is made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact.