As part of a police traffic sting on some of Richmond’s busiest streets last week, 44 tickets were handed out in just three hours to drivers who failed to stop for pedestrians who were in crosswalks, police said.
The operation, which focused on enhancing pedestrian safety, occurred during the late morning and early afternoon hours last Thursday, Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan said.
“The traffic unit conducted their operation on Macdonald Avenue, Barrett Avenue and Carlson Boulevard,” Tan said.
Police urge drivers to slow down and not only to watch for pedestrians, but to stop for them as well.
“It’s the law,” police said.