As part of the ongoing effort to improve pedestrian safety in the City of Toledo, the Toledo Police Department will be conducting a pedestrian safety enforcement operation that will focus on motorists who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. The Department is conducting this public awareness and enforcement program to educate and encourage members of the community to develop and maintain safe practices while driving, walking and cycling throughout the City of Toledo.
The pedestrian safety enforcement operation will take place on May 24th, 2017 at the intersection of Business Highway 20 and Burgess Road. Officers from the Toledo Police Department dressed in plain clothes will be crossing the street while uniformed Officers monitor the crosswalk for motorists and pedestrians who fail to yield the right-of-way or who take unsafe or illegal actions. Drivers who are stopped during this safety operations will be issued warnings or citations.
Crosswalk enforcement actions are an effective way to communicate pedestrian right-of-way laws to both drivers and pedestrians. The Police Department conduct enforcement operations in response to community requests and to educate the general public on the rules at marked and unmarked crossings. This pedestrian safety operation is another tool our department can utilize to improve traffic safety in our community.