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Pedestrian Decoy Program Increases Safety

On April 23, 2013, the Moreno Valley Traffic Team conducted a Pedestrian Decoy Program in response to complaints from the public and local crossing guards. The Moreno Valley Police Department has received numerous complaints regarding motorists not stopping for pedestrians in various crosswalks and intersections throughout the City.

The operation this week was conducted at John F. Kennedy Dr. and Pepper Ct. The results of the program were:

  • 8 motorists received citations for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk
  • 3 motorists received citations for other traffic related violations

The Pedestrian Decoy Program is part of the Police Department’s comprehensive Directed Enforcement Program. This program utilized an undercover police officer walking in the crosswalk. In previous operations many of the motorists stopped for these violations said they never saw the pedestrian in the crosswalk. In an effort to make our pedestrian more visible, he was dressed in a large “Traffic Cone” outfit. Many motorists who were stopped today said they never saw the “Traffic Cone” in the crosswalk. Our goal is to make motorists more aware of their surroundings and to be vigilant while driving, especially near schools and crosswalks.

This program is scheduled to run throughout 2013 at various locations throughout the City. For additional information the Moreno Valley Police Department Traffic Division may be reached at 951.486.6900.