Everett PD To Launch Pedestrian Safety Campaign In January

January 1, 2022

Police Blotter

Today the Police Department in Everett, Washington kicked off 2022 by announcing they would be running a month-long pedestrian safety campaign in January.

Everett May Way was shut down for about 3 hours for the investigation of a car vs. pedestrian crash in July of this year.

January kicks-off our 2022 Traffic Safety Campaign. As the year starts, we are focused on pedestrian safety. Everett Police receives community complaints about this issue and our officers respond to numerous vehicle/pedestrian collisions each year. To address this public safety concern, the Traffic Safety Unit and Patrol officers will conduct a month-long emphasis to help keep pedestrians safe.

Specifically, RCW 46.61.235 mandates that DRIVERS shall stop (& remain stopped) to allow a pedestrian, bicycle, or personal delivery device to cross the roadway within a marked or unmarked crosswalk – when they are within one lane of their half of the roadway.

PEDESTRIANS shall not suddenly leave a curb or place of safety to walk, run, or otherwise move into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to stop.

The Traffic Safety Campaign goal is to make our roads safer for everyone as we look for drivers failing to yield to pedestrians, pedestrians failing to use crosswalks, and bicyclists violating the rules of the road.

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