Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Week Results Released

Contact: Jon Ross, 517-284-3141

November 16, 2020

Results from the pedestrian safety enforcement week campaign in 11 cities have been released. The campaign ran from Oct. 15-21. The cities were selected due to their high number of pedestrian-related traffic crashes. Law enforcement agencies used the week to focus on changing driver behavior to keep pedestrians safe.

City

Motorist Warning

Motorist Citation

Pedestrian Warning

Pedestrian Citation

Participating Agencies

Dearborn

39

63

0

2

Dearborn Police Department

Detroit

0

55

0

0

Detroit Police Department

Farmington Hills

17

8

23

0

Farmington Hills Police Department

Flint

31

8

8

0

Michigan State Police (MSP) Third District

Hamtramck

4

1

32

0

Hamtramck Police Department

Kalamazoo

16

2

36

0

MSP Fifth District Paw Paw Post,

Kalamazoo Dept. of Public Safety

Macomb Township

9

54

2

0

Macomb Co. Sheriff’s Office

Pontiac

1

0

7

0

Oakland Co. Sheriff’s Office

Southfield

36

63

2

0

Southfield Police Department

Sterling Heights

35

37

2

0

Sterling Heights Police Department

Warren

11

25

7

17

Warren Police Department

TOTAL

199

316

119

19

 

 

Between the participating agencies, 335 citations were handed out and 318 warnings given, with a majority of citations going to motorists and a majority of the warnings going to pedestrians. Officers were focusing on drivers making 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. Officers focused on pedestrians not following traffic control signals, not walking on a sidewalk where provided, and not walking facing traffic when walking on a roadway.

In Michigan, 149 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2019.

The enforcement campaign is supported with federal traffic safety funds provided by the United States Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and coordinated by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning. 



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