September 23, 2011 > Police Conduct Pedestrian Crossing Sting
Police Conduct Pedestrian Crossing Sting
Submitted By Lt Steven Petrakovitz, Milpitas PD
On September 14, Milpitas Police officers conducted a pedestrian crossing operation at two busy intersections in town. These intersections were selected due to the high volume of pedestrian and vehicular traffic at each intersection. Additionally, each intersection was the site of fatal collisions involving pedestrians.
During the morning hours, officers concentrated their efforts at the intersection of N. Abel Street and Penitencia Street. Twenty-seven drivers were stopped and issued a traffic citation for failing to stop for a pedestrian in the crosswalk.
That afternoon, Milpitas police officers concentrated their efforts at the intersection of E. Calaveras Blvd. and Carnegie Drive. Within two hours, officers stopped twenty-eight drivers and issued citations for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
In the past twelve months two pedestrians have been killed and another six injured by motorists in Milpitas. Pedestrian safety is a priority for Milpitas Police Department and we are committed to educating the driving public of their responsibility to stop for pedestrians when they are in a crosswalk, and enforcing the law where applicable.
The Milpitas Police Department will be conducting more pedestrian enforcement operations in the future.