Pedestrian safety enforcement results released

Contact: Jon Ross, 517-284-3141

October 23, 2019

Results of the pedestrian safety enforcement campaign in four cities – Detroit, Kalamazoo, Warren, and Lansing – have been released. The campaign ran from Sept. 5-11 in Kalamazoo, and from Sept. 5-11 and Oct. 2-9 in Detroit, Warren, and Lansing. The four cities were selected due to their high number of pedestrian-related traffic crashes.

 

 

Detroit

Lansing

Kalamazoo

Warren

OVERALL TOTALS

Motorist Warnings

41

11

5

55

112

Motorist Citations

186

6

0

87

279

Pedestrian Warnings

15

59

11

60

145

Pedestrian Citations

0

0

0

15

15

 

Between the four cities, 294 citations were handed out and 257 warnings given, with a majority of citations going to motorists and a majority of the warnings going to pedestrians. Officers were focusing on illegal turns, motorists failing to stop at a signal or before a crosswalk, motorists failing to yield to pedestrians, pedestrians not walking on a sidewalk where provided, and pedestrians not walking facing traffic when on a roadway.

“Education is always our number one goal during enforcements like this,” said Michael L. Prince, Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) Director. “We want all road users to be alert and safe, so that we can see a reduction in pedestrian fatalities and injuries in Michigan.”

In 2018, 145 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in Michigan, and over the last 10 years, there has been an average of 149 pedestrian fatalities annually.

The enforcement campaign is supported with federal traffic safety funds provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and coordinated by the OHSP. 



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