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Lincoln City crosswalk sting nets 19

Modified: Thursday, Jul 31st, 2014

“We didn’t try to hide them,” said Sgt. Jeffrey Winn of the four Lincoln City police vehicles like this one posted within a block of a busy Highway 101 crosswalk Monday. Undeterred, at least 19 drivers ignored the police presence and violated pedestrian crossing laws during a three-hour safety operation. (Photo by Rick Beasley)

LINCOLN CITY — A “pedestrian safety operation” on busy Highway 101 resulted in 19 citations Monday for inattentive drivers.

Lincoln City police issued three other citations for equipment and paperwork infractions during the three-hour sting, announced in advance by local newspapers and on radio.

“It went very well, but what it tells me is that a lot of people are not thinking about pedestrians,” concluded Sergeant Jeffrey Winn, operation commander. “Clearly, this is an issue. Anyone who watches the news hears about pedestrians being hit by cars.”

For the complete article see the 07-30-2014 issue.

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