Medford police are targeting and citing drivers who don't yield to pedestrians walking in the crosswalk at North Columbus Avenue and West Second Street through 2:30 p.m. today.
Police said they hope to raise awareness of pedestrian laws through the operation. A decoy pedestrian will be used. Citations will be written for failing to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian at a crosswalk — marked or unmarked — and for passing a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk. Both citations carry pricetags of $260.
Under Oregon law, motorists have to stop and remain stopped until pedestrians cross the crosswalk's full length.
The operation is being paid for with a state grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation.