The Merced California Highway Patrol participated in a pedestrian enforcement earlier this week at Cesar E Chavez School in Planada.
Officers set up cones on both sides of the sidewalk at a distance that would allow drivers to safely stop prior to reaching the crosswalk.
CHP Officers dressed in plain clothes to walk within the crosswalk, watching for drivers who failed to yield.
The pedestrian officers would not enter the crosswalk unless the vehicle was beyond the location of these cones, giving drivers the opportunity to safely yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.
When a violation was observed, an officer in full uniform, operating a fully marked patrol vehicle made an enforcement stop on the violator and took the necessary enforcement action.
Motorists and pedestrians share the responsibility to ensure the safety of one another. Be aware and vigilant of pedestrians and vehicle traffic while traveling on California’s roadways.
Funding for this operation was provided through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
CHP will continue to perform these types of operations throughout the year. If you know a specific area that can benefit from this type of enforcement let them know.
The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.