For the next week, MI law enforcement agencies will be cracking down on unsafe driving, jaywalking, and more in four Michigan cities.

From September 5th through September 11th, police in Michigan will be patrolling Detroit, Kalamazoo, Warren, and Lansing to focus on laws applicable to pedestrian safety. According to the Office of Highway Safety Planning, these cities have the highest numbers of pedestrian crashes.

This enforcement period is meant to educate pedestrians and drivers about the laws to protect them and keep them safe. Statistics show that more than 100 pedestrians die each year in Michigan.

Here are some of the things that police will be looking for if you are driving in these areas:

  • Illegal turns
  • Failing to stop at a signal or stop sign before a crosswalk
  • Failing to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk
  • and blocking a roadway that interferes with the normal flow of traffic.

If you are a pedestrian, they will be looking for the following:

  • Not following traffic control signals
  • Not walking on the sidewalk
  • Not walking facing traffic when on a road
  • and failing to yield to drivers with the right-of-way.

For more information on the enforcement period, click here. 

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