On September 10, 2019 the Astoria Police Department will have extra officers on duty participating in a pedestrian safety enforcement program in conjunction with Oregon Impact and the Oregon Department of Transportation. This enforcement effort will focus on drivers that fail to yield to an officer who is acting as a pedestrian crossing at marked as well as unmarked crosswalks. Additionally, officers will be watching for vehicles that pass another vehicle that has stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Officers will be enforcing other traffic violations that are witnessed during this enforcement period. The fine for failing to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian or for passing a vehicle that is stopped at a crosswalk for a pedestrian in $265.00.
The goal of the Astoria Police Department in participating in this enforcement is to increase the safety of all pedestrians and drivers in and around the City of Astoria. The enforcement project is paid for with money awarded to the Astoria Police Department by Oregon Impact and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
If you have questions about this project please feel free to contact Sergeant Brian Aydt at the Astoria Police Department or by phone at 503-325-4411.