RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- An undercover operation conducted by Reno Police found many people in violation of basic pedestrian laws.
According Sergeant Joe Robinson on Saturday March 8th, the Reno Police Department Traffic Division conducted an undercover crosswalk sting targeting drivers who fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians in a crosswalk. The Reno Police Department was awarded a Pedestrian Safety Grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety which funded today’s operation.
The operation was conducted in Downtown and Midtown Reno. During the operation officers issued 73 citations. The majority of those citations were issued for failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and for cell phone use while driving.
The Reno Police Department would like to remind everyone that as the weather gets warmer there will be an increase in pedestrian traffic. Please be aware of pedestrians and allow them to cross the street safely.