Boulder police officers will step up enforcement next week of the city’s crosswalk ordinances, including ticketing people who fail to activate flashing lights at intersections.
The enforcement is part of the city’s Heads Up Boulder campaign to educate residents about crosswalk safety.
“The Heads Up Boulder campaign is an opportunity to remind the community that pedestrian and bicyclist safety is a top priority,” Boulder police Chief Greg Testa said in a statement. “Collision statistics show crosswalks can be surprisingly dangerous, and all road users need to exercise caution and awareness of others to make us all safer.”
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Police will enforce the ordinance that requires pedestrians and bicyclists to activate the flashing lights at crosswalks before entering the road. Failing to do so can result in a $50 fine.
Police also will make sure cyclists slow down to 8 mph at crosswalks and that vehicles stop for crossing pedestrians and cyclists.
Read the full story at DailyCamera.com.
Source:: The Denver Post