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Police plan crosswalk tests in Talent Wednesday

Talent police will work to enforce pedestrian laws Wednesday morning with a "targeted pedestrian enforcement" operation at Talent Avenue and Rogue River Parkway.

From 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, a pedestrian will cross the street at a marked crosswalk and officers will be on hand to ticket drivers to fail to stop.

The operation uses funds and guidelines from the Oregon Department of Transportation to raise awareness through education and enforcement of pedestrian right-of-way laws, a statement announcing the operation said.

Oregon law requires that a driver must stop and remain stopped if a pedestrian is walking in the lane of traffic or the adjacent lane. If a pedestrian is crossing in a crosswalk at a traffic light, then drivers must stop while the pedestrian is within the travel lane or six feet of the adjacent lane.

Officers also will enforce other laws barring dangerous driving practices, such as illegal cell phone use.

— Staff reports