MPD enforces crosswalk laws

MPD officers cite drivers for failing to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk on 14th Street NW

Metropolitan Police Department officers handed tickets to drivers who failed to stop for pedestrians crossing 14th Street NW at Wallach Place NW across from Trader Joe’s on August 25. Many drivers, and at least one bicyclist, were cited for whizzing past pedestrians as they attempted to cross the busy stretch of road. Pedestrian Advisory Council (PAC) members Eileen McCarthy, Will Stephens, and George Tobias observed the hour-long enforcement session. MPD regularly holds such enforcement actions at unsignalized crosswalks. This video shows MPD officers reacting to drivers failing to yield to pedestrians and contacting officers stationed at the end of the block to cite those drivers.