ROSEBURG, Ore. -- In an effort to get the jump on those who might not pay attention to kids heading back to school next week, Roseburg police will be holding a crosswalk enforcement day on Thursday.
Authorities say they will be targeting the SE Stephens area, and will be looking for people who fail to yield for pedestrians.
Police say the goal is to make the public aware of crosswalks, especially as kids head back to school.
Sgt. Aaron Dunbar of the Roseburg Police Department says they will use a volunteer decoy to use the crosswalk, and will have traffic officers standing by to issue citations for those who don't stop for the pedestrian. Dunbar says the tickets carry a fine of $287.
Officials say the enforcement will start at 7:00 a.m., and may move to other areas of Roseburg depending on the amount of violations they see.
Police hope the operation will raise awareness of the safety issues people have when using the crosswalks, especially children.