The Astoria Police Department will have extra officers on duty Tuesday participating in a pedestrian safety enforcement program in conjunction with Oregon Impact and the state Department of Transportation.

The enforcement will focus on drivers who fail to yield to an officer who is acting as a pedestrian crossing at marked as well as unmarked crosswalks.

The goal of the program is to increase the safety of all pedestrians and drivers.

Officers will also be watching for vehicles that pass another vehicle that has stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

The fine for failing to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian or for passing a vehicle that is stopped at a crosswalk for a pedestrian is $265.

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Mortimor Schneel

The Astoria pedestrian control is pathetic. The crosswalks are faded, there are uncontrolled crosswalks between controlled ones that is confusing. Pedestrians dart out between cars 10 feet from a clearly marked crosswalk , or stand on corners looking every direction like idiots without giving an indication which direction they are going until they blindly walk into traffic. Astoria, you need to get it together!

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