Pedestrian Safety Education Announcement

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July 15, 2019 06:39


During the Months of July and August, officers and community partners, Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact, will be conducting crosswalk enforcement actions along Naito Parkway, Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, and Southeast Foster Road in an effort to educate drivers, pedestrians, and other road users pertaining to Oregon's crosswalk laws.

Officers and partners will be providing educational materials, issuing warnings, citations, and offering safety education classes and literature as appropriate.

Per Oregon law: motorists are required to stop and remain stopped for pedestrians crossing within marked or unmarked crosswalks (ORS 811.028) and pedestrians are expected to cross within marked or unmarked crosswalks, (ORS 810.080 ) obey traffic control devices, (ORS 814.010) and yield to vehicles when necessary (ORS 814.040 and ORS 814.050)

In 2019, the Portland Police Bureau has responded to 31 traffic related fatalities; 12 of fatalities were pedestrians.

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:


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