Update: The pedestrian decoy held at the intersection of Bradley Road and El Rancho road nabbed 37 motorists who “failed to yield to a pedestrian in a sidewalk.”
Original Story: In a continued effort to reduce pedestrian-involved collisions within the city of Menifee, the Menifee Police Traffic Team plans to conduct a pedestrian decoy program on August 29, it was recently announced.
The operation is one of a series of operations taking place throughout the year. It is designed to remind drivers of dangers associated with the road.
According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, there have been over 20 collisions involving pedestrians within the city in the last year.
Many of these collisions were a direct result of drivers failing to notice pedestrians around them.
“It is the responsibility of drivers to yield to any pedestrians that are crossing the road in marked or unmarked crosswalks. Unmarked crosswalks are the extension of sidewalks where they meet at intersections,” a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department report said.
Even though the commonly known lines outlining a crosswalk are not there, it holds the same authority as a painted crosswalk.
Anyone having any questions about this or other traffic operations may contact the Menifee Police Department Traffic Division at 951-210-1000.