Pedestrian Emphasis Friday, May 11

Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8:42 a.m.

The Spokane Police Traffic Unit will be conducting Pedestrian Emphasis Patrols today.

“We want drivers to be watchful for pedestrians as we will be watching for vehicles not yielding to pedestrians,” says Traffic Sergeant John Griffin.

As the weather warms up and schools let out for the summer, the Spokane Police Department especially want to remind drivers to be aware of their surroundings near playgrounds and parks and in neighborhoods as children and others who like to take advantage of the good weather will be out walking and bicycling all over the city. For those who are walking and riding as the weather improves we remind you to follow the rules of the road when crossing intersections, stop signs and signals.

“We all need to work together to make our neighborhoods and city a safer place to drive, ride and walk,” adds Griffin.

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