Sgt. Terry Preuninger, PIO
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 9:08 p.m.
The purpose of this emphasis is to enforce the laws related to drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians while in marked and un-marked crosswalks as well as those pedestrians who fail to obey the laws when crossing the roadway.
For those driving, we remind drivers to stop for pedestrians while they are in a cross walk or have stepped off the curb at the corner of the intersection.
For those who are walking and riding, we remind you to follow the rules of the road when crossing intersections, stop signs and signals.
Now that school is in session, there is going to be an influx of pedestrians walking around, especially students walking to school. The Spokane Police Department would like to encourage drivers to slow down in these areas where there is a lot of foot traffic especially during school hours.
The Spokane Police Department Traffic Unit will be in several spots around the city throughout the day.
Remember our streets are busy with cars, buses, bicyclists and pedestrians. We can all work together to make our community safer by remembering to share our roadways. Let’s all do our part to help Spokane have safe streets.
Officer John O'Brien