Emphasis patrol focuses on pedestrian safety | News
A planned emphasis patrol is planned for Wednesday at 13 schools in Spokane Valley to remind drivers of pedestrian traffic.
In a press release sent by Spokane Regional Health District, they say on average 20 pedestrians and bicycles are hit every month in the county. The targeted emphasis area was subject to about 90 pedestrian and bicyclist collisions last year.
Spokane Valley Police will be patrolling in teams in order to find violating motorists. They could be fined $124 for failing to yield to a pedestrian. Pedestrians and bicyclists who fail to cross legally could be cited with a $56 fine.
The partnership between law enforcement and the health district is part of the program, Stickman Knows, which teaches traffic safety.