Rapid City pedestrian campaign; 80 citations written so far - KOTA Territory News

Rapid City pedestrian campaign; 80 citations written so far

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The police department's pedestrian safety campaign has been in effect for a little over month in Rapid City as an advertising and enforcement effort to keep both drivers and pedestrians from getting into accidents with each other.

Captain Dan Rud, RCPD, says in the past month, police have written 60 citations to drivers who didn't stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk, and  20 citations to pedestrians who jaywalked. 

Captain Rud Says last year there were 18 accidents and so far this year there are fewer.

KOTA Territory News spoke with a woman who regularly crosses the crosswalk in front of the hospital, and she says she's almost gotten hit by cars that don't stop.

Captain Rud says cars and pedestrians need to take this issue seriously. "Pedestrian safety is not a game; play it safe," said Rud. "That includes both the pedestrian and the driver."

The campaign officially ends in September, but police will continue to enforce crosswalk safety.

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