The Park City Police Department announces the launch of “Operation Crosswalk” on Friday, June 20 as part of the City’s ongoing efforts to enhance pedestrian safety and walkability.
At various times throughout the summer, non-uniformed officers will be using designated crosswalks in the Park City area in an effort to reduce common violations and increase public knowledge and awareness. Motorists who do not obey pedestrian/vehicle laws may receive warnings or citations depending on the situation.
The four most common crosswalk violations are:
1. Failure to stop at a clearly marked stop line (not in the crosswalk)
2. Failure to yield to pedestrians crossing in a crosswalk (marked or unmarked), when the pedestrian is near the roadway which the vehicle is traveling.
3. Overtaking or passing a vehicle stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross.
4. Vehicles crossing a sidewalk must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and all other sidewalk users.
The first Operation Crosswalk event will be on Friday, June 20 at the following locations and times:
Bonanza Dr. and Iron Horse 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Park Ave. (in front of Albertson’s) 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
The Police Department is announcing the times and locations of the crosswalks they are monitoring in order to promote awareness of “Operation Crosswalk”, as well as to enhance public awareness of the importance of observing crosswalks to protect pedestrian safety.
Funding for this program is provided through a grant from the Utah Department of Health, Violence & Injury Prevention Program.