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Santa Monica police step up crosswalk monitoring--for a day

July 14, 2009 |  6:22 pm

Santa Monica police will be out in greater force than usual on Thursday to remind drivers that pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks and at intersections. 

All vehicles, including bicycles, must stop and yield the right of way to those on foot who are legally within a crosswalk. Offending drivers might be subject to a citation, according to Sgt. Jay Trisler, a spokesman for the Police Department.

--Martha Groves

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