Astoria police are on the lookout for drivers who don't look out for pedestrians. A Pedestrian Safety Enforcement scheduled for Monday morning will focus on raising awareness of pedestrian safety issues and reducing the number of vehicle-vs.-pedestrian crashes in Astoria. The extra enforcement will take place from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in east and west Astoria.
Officers will stop vehicles that fail to comply with Oregon law regarding pedestrians within crosswalks. While vehicles are stopped, officers will provide drivers with information about their responsibilities toward pedestrians.
Astoria Police Sgt. Brian Aydt said since this program began, police departments throughout Oregon have reported significant and positive response from citizens.