Fort Lee police go undercover to crack down on crosswalk violators

Drivers who don't stop for pedestrians in crosswalks should consider themselves warned. Fort Lee police are going undercover to see if drivers along Hudson Terrace

Fort Lee police are going undercover to see if drivers along Hudson Terrace stop for a pedestrian crossing the street.

Fort Lee police are going undercover to see if drivers along Hudson Terrace stop for a pedestrian crossing the street. (4/5/13)

FORT LEE - Drivers who don't stop for pedestrians in crosswalks should consider themselves warned.

Fort Lee police are going undercover to see if drivers along Hudson Terrace stop for a pedestrian crossing the street.

Officers say the operation is part of an effort to educate drivers about New Jersey's pedestrian crossing law.

The law says once a pedestrian steps into a crosswalk, traffic in both directions must stop. Drivers must remain stopped until the pedestrian reaches the other side of the road.

Det. Vincent Buda says the violations are a big problem in Fort Lee. More than a dozen people have been struck by cars, and one victim was killed.

During the two-day crackdown, police handed out more than 100 tickets. The fine for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk is $230 and two points on your license.
 

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