ABERDEEN, Wash. – Police tested drivers yesterday and in one hour 7 drivers failed to yield to pedestrians legally attempting to cross Aberdeen streets.
Police Captain John Green tells us a plain-clothed officer attempted to cross the crosswalk from 9:30 to 10:30 at the Williams and Simpson intersection, citing seven drivers for failure to yield, and one driver for Talking on a cell phone while driving.
The Aberdeen Police Department Traffic Section is concerned about vehicle collisions, especially those that involve a pedestrian or a person on a bicycle. – John Green
Green said the department is planning other crosswalk safety blitz’s throughout the city.
The department is aware that most serious injury or fatal vehicle collisions involve pedestrian’s or bicyclists. The Aberdeen Police Department asks that all driver’s be aware of this information and share the road with those attempting to cross the street or ride their bike.