Clark County law enforcement target pedestrian safety in Hazel Dell

first_imgA passenger in a brown sedan stuck her arm out the window with a dollar in hand, waving over a street musician to take the money. The musician crossed two lanes of traffic to get it.Darryl Richardson said he did not know he was breaking the law by stepping off the corner of Northeast Highway 99 and Northeast 78th Street to accept the donation.“I don’t want people who help me out to have any problems, so I probably won’t do that again,” Richardson said, referring to the possibility he could have been struck by vehicles approaching the stoplight.Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Alex Schoening let Richardson off with a warning. It was one of several interactions between Schoening, and mostly drivers, over a couple hours Wednesday afternoon, during a grant-funded patrol emphasis on pedestrian safety.Local law enforcement hit the roads with extra patrols focused on the issue of pedestrian safety. Their efforts are part of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission’s Target Zero program, the state’s strategy for eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030.last_img

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