Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety Detail

On November 17, 2017, a pedestrian enforcement operation was conducted at the crosswalk on North Peachtree Road in front of Chesnut Charter Elementary School as part of our ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety in the City of Dunwoody.

***********For Immediate Release**********

 

Incident:      Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety Detail    

Date:           11/20/2017

Location:     4576 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338  

 

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety in the City of Dunwoody, The Dunwoody Police Department has conducted a pedestrian safety enforcement operation that focused on motorists who failed to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.

Pedestrian safety is a key issue in our community, and the Dunwoody Police Department is committed to upholding pedestrian safety laws to protect our citizens.

Most recently, on November 17, 2017, a pedestrian enforcement operation was conducted at the crosswalk on North Peachtree Road in front of Chesnut Charter Elementary School, which specifically focused on drivers and pedestrians who were violating right-of-way laws. As a result of the detail, ten citations for O.C.G.A. 40-6-91 Right of Way in Crosswalk were issued and an untold number of citizens were educated.

The Dunwoody Police Department strongly encourages members of the community to follow basic safe practices:

• Drivers should be on the lookout for and stop for pedestrians.

• Drivers should stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk and stay stopped until the pedestrian is two traffic lanes away or has reached the sidewalk.

• Pedestrians should use a crosswalk when crossing the street and obey pedestrian signals.

• Pedestrians should look both ways for traffic before crossing and ensure cars are yielding before crossing. Remember that having the right-of-way does not prevent you from being seriously injured by a driver who is not paying attention. Traffic safety is everyone's personal responsibility.

• Pedestrians should wear bright colored, reflective clothing and use a flashlight when walking during hours of darkness. Be visible!

The Dunwoody Police Department is committed to doing our part to keep the community safe. We urge every member of the community to help by keeping themselves safe and following basic rules of the road.

If you have any questions, please contact Sergeant Jason Dove at 678.382.6930 or jason.dove@dunwoodyga.gov.

 

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