Pedestrian Safety Enforcement

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

The Lake Oswego Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on Tuesday, July 23, from approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This operation - partially funded by a generous traffic safety grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact - will be held on B Avenue at Second Street. The primary focus of this operation is to raise awareness of pedestrian safety issues and to reduce the number of auto / pedestrian accidents within the city limits of Lake Oswego. Information signs will be posted the day prior to the operation advising motorists of the event.

As a reminder, motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or are crossing the roadway per ORS 811.028. A pedestrian is crossing the roadway in a crosswalk when any part or extension of the pedestrian, including but not limited to any part of the pedestrian’s body, wheelchair, cane, crutch or bicycle, moves onto the roadway in a crosswalk with the intent to proceed.

The driver of a vehicle commits the offense of failure to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian if the driver does not stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian when the pedestrian is:

  • In the lane in which the driver’s vehicle is traveling;
  • In a lane adjacent to the lane in which the driver’s vehicle is traveling;
  • In the lane into which the driver’s vehicle is turning;
  • In a lane adjacent to the lane into which the driver’s vehicle is turning, if the driver is making a turn at an intersection that does not have a traffic control device under which a pedestrian may proceed or less than six feet from the lane into which the driver’s vehicle is turning, if the driver is making a turn at an intersection that has a traffic control device under which a pedestrian may proceed.