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Officers to focus on pedestrian safety at Beaverton intersection Monday

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Officers will be at a Beaverton intersection Monday to focus on pedestrian safety, according to the Beaverton Police Department.

Between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., officers will be at the intersection of Southwest 4th Street and Southwest Watson Avenue.

Officers will be watching for drivers failing to stop and remain stopped for pedestrians in a crosswalk.

Beaverton Police would like to remind drivers that pedestrians must clear the lane they are turning into and at least 6 feet of the next lane before proceeding.

Through the use of a decoy pedestrian, the Beaverton Police Department hopes to raise the awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws.

Beaverton Police want to remind pedestrians to wear bright colors and pay attention to the traffic flow when preparing to cross the road.

Pedestrians are required to obey traffic control devices that directs their movement.

According to Beaverton Police, drivers receiving citations are given the option of taking a crosswalk diversion program hosted by the Beaverton Police Department.

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