BEND, Ore. -

The Bend Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on Tuesday, August 19th, on NW Riverside Boulevard at Kansas Avenue.  The operation will take place between 9 and 11 a.m.

The intent of this operation is to provide education to motorists and pedestrians on laws related to sharing roadways to prevent collisions.

State of Oregon Vehicle Code 811.028 requires motorists give a pedestrian the right of way when the pedestrian has entered the roadway and the pedestrian is:

  • Within a crosswalk;
  • In the lane in which the driver’s vehicle is traveling;
  • In a lane adjacent to the lane in which the driver’s vehicle is traveling.

It is the responsibility of a pedestrian to make sure the roadway is safe to cross prior to entering the roadway.