Police to enforce crosswalk yielding after multiple pedestrians accidents in RamapoPosted: Updated:
Police have come up with a plan after five pedestrians were hit crossing the street in Ramapo over the last two days.
The department will be posting officers at intersections in town next week in an effort to catch drivers who don't yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
Two pedestrians were injured on the same day back in July. One of the victims, a 76-year-old man, was thrown over 25 feet and killed when a driver didn't see him crossing the street. A child was also struck and injured by a driver down the street only two hours earlier.
Officers say there will be a grace period of a few weeks for drivers who are stopped to only receive a warning. After that, they can expect a fine and a summons if caught not obeying the law.
Ramapo police will also be handing out gift certificates donated by area restaurants to kids who play it safe and wear their helmets.