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Talent police to conduct pedestrian sting Tuesday

The Talent Police Department will conduct a pedestrian safety operation from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at a crosswalk in front of City Hall, 110 E. Main St.

The operation will focus on drivers who fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians in the crosswalk, according to a news release issued by Talent police Monday.

The operation is designed to raise awareness through the enforcement of pedestrian right-of-way laws. Violators will be cited for failure to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian in a marked or unmarked crosswalk and for passing a stopped vehicle at a marked or unmarked crosswalk. Both are a Class B Violation and carry a presumptive fine of $260, the release said.

Oregon law requires drivers to stop and remain stopped if a pedestrian is walking in your lane of traffic or the adjacent lane. This applies to single and multi-lane roads, the release said.

Oregon law also prohibits passing a stopped vehicle at a marked or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection if the vehicle is stopped to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway.