Sacto 9-1-1
August 12, 2013
Folsom police to target drivers endangering pedestrians

The Folsom Police Department is warning motorists of planned decoy operations targeting drivers who disobey pedestrian safety laws.

During August and September, the department will send out teams on two separate dates looking for violations. The teams will use a police officer in plain clothes, who will lawfully cross the street, while uniformed officers in marked patrol vehicles will be nearby to stop any driver who does not yield for the pedestrian.

Although the dates and locations of the decoy operations will not be announced, police said they will focus on certain violations:

• Drivers turning right on a red light without yielding to a pedestrian crossing in the crosswalk.

• Drivers failing to stop for pedestrians crossing in crosswalks with flashing warning lights.

• Drivers who do not yield to pedestrians at intersections near schools.

• Excessive speed in areas of heavy pedestrian activity.

"We hope to not write any citations during the operation," Officer Andrew Bates said in a written statement. The goal, he said, is to let motorists know about the operation so they will drive safely and be alert to pedestrians.

The operations are part of the "It's Up to All of Us" campaign made possible by the California Department of Public Health through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

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