Extra patrols watch for pedestrian safety in Uptown Village

Police issue 22 citations, arrest two

By Jessica Prokop, Columbian Courts Reporter

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The Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force sent extra patrols Thursday to Vancouver’s Uptown Village area, specifically Main Street, to crack down on pedestrian safety laws.

In addition to pedestrian safety, the initiative aimed to raise awareness of distracted driving and walking, and speeding, according to a news release from the Clark County Traffic Safety Task Force.

Over the course of about 30 hours, officers with the Battle Ground, La Center, Vancouver, and Washougal police departments and Clark County Sheriff’s Office, with dispatch help from CRESA, kept an eye out for violators and opportunities to educate pedestrians.

Officers made 172 contacts, issued 22 citations and 117 warnings, and made two arrests.

Target Zero is funded by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.