Pedestrian Safety Operation

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

The Lake Oswego Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on Saturday, September 26, 2020. This operation will be held on B Avenue at Second Street and will last from approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The operation is partially funded by a generous traffic safety grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact.

The primary focus of this operation is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. The Lake Oswego Police Department hopes to raise awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of the pedestrian right of way laws using a decoy pedestrian. 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.