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PPB Partners With Oregon Impact, ODOT, and PBOT for Crosswalk Mission - 09/05/19

During the months of July and August, 2019, PPB Traffic Division Officers along with Oregon Impact, ODOT, and PBOT partners contacted numerous drivers and pedestrians related to sharing the road in and around crosswalks.

During these months officers have worked sections of Naito Parkway, Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, and Southeast Foster Road. The drivers and pedestrians were provided with educational materials, warnings, safety classes in lieu of citations, and citations depending upon circumstances.

So far in 2019 the Portland Police Bureau has responded to 40 traffic related fatalities.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction, and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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