On October 24, 2013, the Lake Elsinore Police Department conducted crosswalk enforcement operations at five different locations in the city. Two of the locations were located in close proximity to Lake Elsinore schools. The Lake Elsinore Police used a department member dressed in a chicken costume as the decoy in the enforcement operation.
Lake Elsinore motor officers monitored the crosswalk as the decoy crossed the street and took appropriate enforcement action.
Officers cited 31 drivers for failing to give way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk as well as one citation for speeding.
Even though the decoy was wearing a bright yellow costume, most drivers stated they did not see him crossing the road. The Lake Elsinore Police Department encourages all drivers to drive safely and use defensive driving techniques at all times. With the holiday season quickly approaching we ask that all drivers use due caution and regard for their fellow motorists.
Any questions or concerns regarding this operation can be directed to Sergeant Peter Giannakakos of the Lake Elsinore Traffic Team at 245-3300.
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