Crosswalk traffic enforcement focuses on motorists who fail to yield to pedestrians

South Salt Lake Police is conducting a Crosswalk Traffic Enforcement Operation in partnership with the Traffic Division and the Community Resource Division focusing on motorists who fail to yield to pedestrians. (File Photo: Jim Craven)

(KUTV) -- South Salt Lake Police is conducting a Crosswalk Traffic Enforcement Operation in partnership with the Traffic Division and the Community Resource Division focusing on motorists who fail to yield to pedestrians.

The Thursday, day-long operation includes monitoring areas where there are clearly marked crosswalks as well as pedestrians crossing the roadway outside of marked crosswalks.

The event begins at 10:30 a.m., and conclude at 3 p.m. The crosswalks that are being monitored are the two that have received the most complaints through the South Salt Lake Traffic Safety Committee.

The first one is a marked crosswalk at Gregson Ave (3050 South) and State Street and the second located at Sunset Ave (2830 South) and Main Street.

The goal of the operation is to educate motorists through enforcement of state statutes as they pertain to yielding to pedestrians in a marked crosswalk.

"Our goal is to reduce the number of auto pedestrian accidents and to educate motorists and pedestrians," stated South Salt Lake Police in a press release.


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