FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of May 15 at the following location: CHERRY STREET, WEST OF FLORENCE AVENUE (at the Missouri State University Busway).
Three police officers will station themselves at this crosswalk for approximately four hours, monitoring for driver compliance. One officer in plain clothing will act as a pedestrian, a second will function as a spotter and a third will be in a patrol vehicle, ready to stop those who do not properly yield to the pedestrian.
Posted signage will alert drivers that they are approaching a Yield Check location. After a warning period, officers are now issuing citations at Yield Check events. Officers may also address any pedestrians that do not follow regulations, providing similar citations and education to those who put themselves or others at risk.
Funded through a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation, Crosswalk Yield Checks are conducted via a partnership between the Springfield Police Department and the SGF Yields pedestrian safety program administered by Springfield Public Works.
For more information about Crosswalk Yield Checks and the SGF Yields pedestrian safety program, please visit springfieldmo.gov/sgfyields, follow SGF Yields on facebook, or email [email protected].
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Media contact: Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or [email protected].