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Officers going undercover for new pedestrian safety campaign

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WASHINGTON -

You might want to think twice if you don't typically stop at a crosswalk. The next person you cut off in a crosswalk could be a police officer.

Law enforcement officers in D.C. and Montgomery County are conducting undercover crosswalk sting operations to bring attention to the Street Smart Public Education Campaign.

The fines they will be handing out range from $40 to $500.

According to a report, across the D.C. region in 2012, there were 3,033 crashes resulting in 70 pedestrian and bicyclists fatalities. That same report shows 264 traffic fatalities were reported across the D.C. region.

Mayor Vincent Gray says officers won't be focused only on those who break the law behind the wheel of a vehicle.

"We've issued over a hundred tickets to bicyclists. We've issued 600 tickets to pedestrians for walking against the light," said Gray.

Online:

http://www.bestreetsmart.net/


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