Upcoming Pedestrian Safety Operation
Story provided by Lincoln City Police Department
The Lincoln City Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on Monday, July 22nd on Hwy 101 in the area between “D” River Wayside and South 5th Street.
The primary focus of the operation is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. With the use of a decoy pedestrian, the Lincoln City Police Department hopes to raise awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws. The operation will be conducted between the hours of 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Warning signs will be posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone.
The members of your Lincoln City Police Department are dedicated to enhancing the safety of both the citizens and guests of the city. As a reminder, safety and courtesy go hand in hand regarding pedestrian crossings. Motorist and pedestrians are cautioned to be alert for the right of way issues that affect each of them. Pedestrians need to exercise due caution when stepping into marked or unmarked crosswalks. Motorists need to remember to allow for ample time and distance in order to stop safely when approaching a crosswalk.
Editor’s Note: Under Oregon law, all corner to corner crossings are legal crosswalks, WHETHER MARKED OR NOT!
Funding for the pedestrian safety operations is made possible through a grant from Oregon Walks and Oregon Department of Transportation.