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Crosswalks, school buses get police attention

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – South Lake Tahoe police will conduct a “specialized enforcement effort” on motorists who violate pedestrians’ right of way in crosswalks and those who ignore flashing red lights on school buses next week, according to a Wednesday statement from police.

The police department “hopes to reinforce voluntary compliance to these important safety laws” through the effort, according to the statement.

“Pedestrians, particularly children, pose one of the highest safety risks related to traffic safety in our community,” according to the statement. “The spontaneity of children can be particularly unpredictable around traffic, and pedestrians are the most vulnerable to injury or death when involved in a collision with a motor vehicle.”

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