Pedestrians hit by cars are usually struck in the crosswalk, with the signal on their side.
This is grim news, as the most-cited advice for walkers is to use the marked crosswalks when crossing the street. Pedestrian deaths are already on the rise, and in Oregon, Portland in particular is having a problem with traffic fatalities this year.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation has identified several high-crash corridors, and is implementing a safety plan based on the “Three E’s”:
The Portland Police Bureau is conducting a highly visible traffic operation starting today, targeting drivers, cyclists and pedestrians who break the law.